VALUE: £8.6m
LOCATION: Stoke-on-Trent
DURATION: 34 Weeks
DESCRIPTION: 

Morrisons Festival Park store refurbishment.

Continuing our longstanding relationship with supermarket chain Morrisons, we were asked to complete their largest refurbishment project to date, with a full refit of their flagship Festival Park store in Stoke-on-Trent.

Working Collaboratively with Morrisons

We have a long-standing relationship with Morrisons spanning seven years, having delivered several successful projects previously across Great Britain. Bringing to life their vision for a fresh-look store in Stoke-on-Trent, we delivered a 34 week programme to fully reconfigure all departments and install new equipment across the store.

The Scope of the Project

The project at Festival Park Morrisons included a combination of both customer facing and non-customer facing works, including:

  • Reconfiguration and relocation of all food preparation areas.
  • Replacement of all refrigeration cases and plant to new locations.
  • New retail shelving installed across the whole store.
  • Installation of new sales floor, ceiling and lighting.
  • Demolition of old pharmacy and card shop, and the refit of a new Market Kitchen facility.
  • External demolition of two existing single storey entrance lobbies, and the construction of new double height, fully glazed entrances.
  • Remodelling and resurfacing of the car park.
  • Full heating plant replacement.
  • Installation of two new plant deck areas.
  • Full roof replacement.

All sections of the store were reconfigured while the store was live and trading. All project challenges were overcome, with the works delivered to Morrisons’ complete satisfaction.

What made the project stand out?

This project was Morrisons’ largest refit scheme completed in recent years.

The stand-out feature was the introduction of a Market Kitchen concept, providing a variety of freshly cooked food in a modern ‘market feel’ space. As the largest Market Kitchen in the country, works included a major reconfiguration of the front of the store alongside installation of internal and external drainage to accommodate the new catering services. This required construction of a new 8000 litre grease trap to cope with the additional kitchen drainage.

Testimonials

“The shop landed on launch day and looked fantastic! The team had a tough time at times, but all pulled together to resolved any issues in the correct manner. Looking forward to working with the team again.”

Darren Knox – Refit

“I would just like to thank you all for the work you have done over the last 18 weeks to help deliver the project. A great team effort by everyone. Please pass on my thanks to all your teams.”

Neil Bates, Property Manager (Construction & Delivery) – Morrisons

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