Waitrose are expanding their convenience brand with the help of R G Carter, a recent addition to their chain of smaller high street stores was the new ‘Little Wimbledon’.
The complete fit out of the former Curry’s store on Wimbledon Hill Road, involving the full installation to Waitrose standards including a small bakery.
An aperture created in the side wall of the building for the insertion of internal refrigeration plant into the store. This was achieved with specially designed scaffolding with reinforced struts, able to hold a maximum weight of three tons.
After installation the hole was covered with a ‘louvre’ and sealed air tight. This facilitated the programme of works to be reduced by two weeks, enabling the store to be opened in advance of the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament, 2011.
The store was given a new front, originally this was to include a ramp but the management team liaised with the local council and value engineered the design to enable resurfacing of the front pavement; levelling out the area.
Low energy lighting and water coolant refrigeration systems were used throughout.
Due to the location of site works noisy works were only carried out between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 1pm on Saturday. No noisy works were permitted on Sunday.
BREEAM ‘Very good’
Considerate Constructors ‘Performance beyond compliance’
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