Thursday, October 29, 2015

Miss Sixty Westfield London

Over the years we have completed many beautiful stores at Westfield for prominent retailers such as ZARA, Mango, Ecco, TUMI, Oasis Fashion and Tesla Motors...

This store for MISS SIXTY is a great showcase for us both; clean and yet contemporary, luxury but with street style.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Ecco :: Oxford Street

Now open at 445 Oxford Street, London is Ecco's flagship store, showcasing the extensive ranges from this stylish footwear retailer. We have completed many stores for this client, although this one is especially worth a trip. Great staff and great merchandise on offer.

The store features the latest shopfitting fixtures and fittings to display the leather goods and footwear. The company has a great philosophy and ethical approach, which we are proud to be associated with.

"Unique to our industry, we make leather at our own tanneries and produce shoes at our own factories. Our global family of employees, representing over 50 nationalities, is the life force behind our products. Design, development, production, and retail – we take responsibility all the way."

You can read more here

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Following our completion of the Oxford Street flagship store we are currently working on a new store for Ecco at Newcastle's Metro Centre. This retail destination is well known to perform well, and we think you'll love the new store look and amazing merchadise.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Accessorize :: Birmingham Bullring

We have completed new format store fit-outs with both Monsoon and Accessorize in recent weeks, and I'm sure you'll agree they are on another level. Superb layout and much improved merchandising...

This store is at Birmingham Bullring.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Smiggle :: Newcastle

We are currently onsite with another retail store fit-out project for Smiggle in Newcastle. These stores offering a broad range of stationery and fun goods are proving very popular with fashionable youngsters... Watch out for the eye catching shopfront sign in a location near you. We recently also completed a store for them at Bluewater in Kent.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Handmade Everyday!

Now open in Peterborough, this sleek and stylish restaurant which has taken the place of a public house having fallen into disuse.

Soon it will be packed to the rafters...

Beautiful Bespoke

We work on some stunning interior fit-out projects, although not every building calls for this level of fixture and finish. We work on projects in Mayfair, but also throughout the entire UK. See more of our work at our website

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Handmade Burger Co :: Peterborough

Currently we are onsite with a new restaurant for Handmade Burger in Peterborough.

On the site of the former Old Still Public House, we are converting this to a new use. Such is the nature of the high street, innovation ensures that nothing goes to waste, and another premises will take new life.

Excellent food on offer, check it out when you are in town.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

New CDM 2015 Regulations come into force

As of 6th April 2015, all construction projects will be subject to new Construction (Design & Management) 2015 Regulations (CDM). The CDM 2015 Regulations are the main set of regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects. CDM 2015 applies to all building and construction work (commencing both before and after April 6th) and includes new build, demolition, refurbishment, extensions, conversions, repair and maintenance, from the beginning concept to the final completion.

Under the new CDM regulations, the key change will be the introduction of a Principal Designer (PD) to replace the CDM Coordinator (CDM-C). The role of the Principal Contractor (PC) will remain the same.

The Role of the Principal Designer

The Principal Designer is appointed by the client. Some key responsibilities of the Principal Designer include:
  • Coordinating and planning adequate Health & Safety before construction begins
  • Identifying foreseeable hazards of the project and being able to control and eliminate them
  • Making sure that designers adhere to the regulations and cooperate with others on Health & Safety matters
  • Liaising with the Principal Contractor to assist with the necessary planning, management, monitoring and co-ordination of the construction phase
  • Assisting the Client to identify, obtain and collate pre-construction information
  • Preparing the Health & Safety File

The Role of the Client

The CDM 2015 defines a client as anyone for whom a construction project is carried out. The regulations apply to both domestic and commercial clients. A client now has a responsibility to make suitable arrangements for managing a project. This includes making sure that:
  • Other duty holders are appointed
  • Sufficient time and resources are allocated
  • Relevant information is prepared and provided to other duty holders
  • The Principal Designer and Principal Contractor carry out their duties
  • Welfare facilities are provided
We have put the official route-map of information and responsibility on our website here