Next Kingston Retail Park

Next Plc
Kingston Retail Park, Newcastle
Central Shopfitters
Final Contract Value
Completion Date
August 2019

Project Brief

Continuing our successful track record of working for subcontractors on retail fit-out projects, Essential Projects was contracted to complete the installation of a mezzanine glass balustrade system at a newly refurbished Next Plc retail store at the Kingston Retail Park in Newcastle.  

The essential solution

As part of the transformation scheme, retail giant Next  took the opportunity to redevelop their store in order to update the layout and design to their latest standard which was intended to provide customers with an experience that combines shopping with leisure and lifestyle enjoyment. 

To fulfil these objectives, Essential Projects was contracted by Central Shopfitters to manufacture, supply and install a bespoke glass balustrade system around a newly created mezzanine flooring structure which had been installed to create additional retail display floorspace and room for a Costa Coffee franchise café. 

In total, 13.5m of 1.5m high glass balustrade was installed around the perimeter of the first floor of the mezzanine platform.  

The glass balustrade was installed with 48.3ø satin polished steel posts and handrails and 10mm thick heat-soaked float glass panels, all of which were spigot bolted to the mezzanine structure.  

The glass balustrade installed has now enabled the Next store to be completely compliant with current health and safety legislation by providing an important safety barrier and prevent customers from falling from height 


We work very closely with Essential Projects on a number of different retail projects and they always provide a very reliable service. The products they install are of the highest standard and importantly are delivered on time and at a reasonable price. Their onsite team is always really co-operative which ensures good working relations and communication between contractors is maintained.

Dave Williams, Central Shopfitters

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