Next store in Worcester undergoes redevelopment with help from Essential Projects

 

Next store in Worcester undergoes redevelopment with help from Essential Projects

Bespoke Glass Staircases | Next Worcester | Essential Projects

As part of plans to redevelop an existing Next retail store in Worcester, Essential Projects has recently completed the installation of two feature glass staircases.

Originally Next only had a homeware and furniture store within Elgar Retail Park but wanted to expand the building and start selling their clothing range. In 2019 they acquired the neighbouring Halfords auto centre unit and submitted plans to redevelop the new store.

Several plans were submitted to Worcester City Council requesting ‘change of use permission’ for part the auto centre in order to convert to retail and enable Next to sell their large range of clothing, footwear and fashion accessories. These plans included creating a mezzanine floor and several other alterations to the layout and parking.

The plans also included redesigning the retail space to accommodate a new Ground Espresso Bar. This has become a new feature of all new Next stores in order to provide a wider retail therapy experience.

Essential Projects was appointed by RTS Construction, to design, manufacture and install two bespoke feature glass staircases.

To provide safe access from the ground floor to the 1st floor shopping area for customers not wishing to use an escalator, one of the bespoke glass staircases was designed to run parallel with the escalator.

All of the bespoke staircases were supplied with glass balustrade, steel handrails and tiled treads in keeping with the brand design of other Next retail store staircases installed around the UK.

Commenting on behalf of RTS Construction, Contracts Director, Mike Lambert said “As always I am very impressed with the quality of steel and glasswork installed as part of this redevelopment. The team at Essential Projects are diligent in their approach and all round a pleasure to work with.”

Eliot Saxton, Managing Director at Essential Project added “Despite working amidst the pandemic, I’m really proud of the range of products that we have supplied for this particular project. Without question this project demonstrates the versatility of our team, our fabricating expertise and our ability to manufacture a number of bespoke products in glass and steel.”

To view other projects where Essential Projects have installed a bespoke feature glass staircase within a retail, commercial or residential setting, please view our Case Studies.

 

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