Essential Projects has completed the installation of glass balustrade and lighting gantry steelwork at a new retail store in Havant.
Located at Solent Retail Park in Havant, Hampshire, British retail giant Next Plc has taken the opportunity to move into a brand new 40,000 sq ft retail space purposely designed for Next customers.
Big name brands that have also taken retail space within the park include, M&S, Sports Direct, Halfords and Pets at Home.
The new 40,000 sq ft Next store will be split across two floors and will include a home goods section and a new Costa Coffee concession located on the first floor.
As part of the fit out of the store, Essential Projects was sub-contracted by IDS Shopfitters to manufacture, supply and install, 14 metres of glass balustrade and handrail, as well as provide the structural steelwork required for a lighting gantry.
In keeping with Next brand guidelines, all metal and glass work for the project was fabricated in-house by Essential Projects and shipped to Havant where it was installed by our experienced on-site team.
The glass balustrade was installed around the boundary of the upper floor mezzanine area in order to provide a light and airy feel as well as to provide aerial views of the lower floor shopping area, whilst also acting as a barrier to prevent falls from height.
Essential Projects was also asked to manufacture a number of structural steelwork products including main beams, Metsec purlins and diagonal bracing required to attach the lighting gantry panel above the mezzanine structure.
Commenting on behalf of IDS Shopfitters, Derek Phipps said “Essential Projects provided an aesthetically pleasing glass balustrade system at a very competitive price. They were very knowledgeable regarding various safety and building regulations and I would have no hesitation in recommending them for any other jobs that required bespoke architectural glass and metalwork.”
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