The project was the substantial refurbishment, alteration and extension of the former M&S Lifestore and adjacent units in to a new flagship store for Danish furniture retailer Ilva. The refurbishment included substantial remodelling of the South and East elevations, introduction of a top lit atrium reception area, glass feature lifts and escalators, stainless steel and glass staircases and stone and natural timber flooring throughout. Modifications to the exterior included modifications to provide fully accessible pedestrian and car parking areas. The store redevelopment follows the existing Danish model, of large format, spacious, retail accommodation on two levels with large areas of structural glazing, and extensive use of high quality natural materials such as basalt and timber.
|Size:||135,000 sq ft|
|Location:||Metro Centre Retail Park Gateshead|
|Investment Value:||£43 million|