“A passion for fashion.” As the premier retail destination in Sutton, Surrey, that’s what the St Nicholas Shopping Centre is all about. We played our part by stripping out 18,000 square feet of prime retail space and then building a new unit for Next Retail over two floors.

A ‘shell and core’ project within an existing busy shopping centre, careful planning and specialist expertise were both essential.

Major structural alterations were needed. They included removing reinforced concrete beams and columns, forming new structural openings between floors, constructing a new reinforced concrete lift shaft from basement over five floors to roof level, erecting substantial structural steel members, and extensive alterations to the mechanical and electrical installations.

With the incoming tenant signed up to take over the retail space, the programme was absolutely cast in stone. The completion date was ambitious. So we worked weekends and nights – bringing in the project on time, on budget, and to the complete satisfaction of our client.