Cafe redevelopment in East Sussex

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Commercial & Retail

We have experience of working with clients to support and deliver their ideas on the high street as well as in exclusive boutique environments. A good understanding of ergonomics and current day working practices has enabled us to create office and retail environments that our clients’ staff enjoy working in.

Retail Refurbishment
A London based jewellery boutique used our services to design a shop front for new premises in a prominent retail conservation area. We designed and secured consent for a reconstituted stone façade to the premises. Overseeing the specialist contractor operations onsite allowed us to ensure the design was followed closely and key structural details were executed correctly and in accordance with specialist manufacturers’ recommendations.

Hair Salon
A private client with a family business wanted to create a mixed-use oak framed building at their home in East Sussex. The application process was a challenge but by careful consideration of the surroundings and local planning policy we successfully obtained consent for the project. The oak framed garage and salon space was created and proved a great success, supporting the cottage industry model and providing a great local service to the community.

Café
A disused, grade 2 listed retail premises was purchased to create a village café. We were involved pre-purchase offering advice and guidance through to full contract administration, overseeing the works. After extensive negotiations with the Local Authority Conservation department, we secured planning for the change in use and café refurbishment works, including a residential unit to the first floor. Working alongside many specialists, from structural engineers to commercial kitchen contractors, the works were carried out to a high standard. The project won a highly-commended award by The Sussex Conservation Trust: remarked as being ‘visionary and a fantastic use of modern technologies in a medieval building’.

Warehouse
Working in association with a planning consultant for a client who owned and rented out a light industrial building with offices. The challenge was to increase the storage facility whilst the occupants carried on trading from the premises. The occupants traded during the entire construction phase and by careful planning of the works disruption was minimised.

Retail refurbishment in London
Hair Salon conversion of oak framed building
Grade 2 listed cafe conversion from two properties
Commercial offices