new build

We have a strong offer in the new build retail market, having developed 175,000 sq ft across the UK for a wide variety of customers. We combine in-depth understanding of the retail sector, its priorities and expectations, with the pre-construction, engineering, design management and innovation skills of the expert contractors we are.

  • Full turnkey offering. Covering demolition and site preparation (including asbestos removal, if required), build of the shell and groundworks; fitting out of the new shell, removing duplication of costs, risks and waste; and building associated areas, such as car parks and soft landscaping.
  • Early involvement. Optimising design and buildability, conducting feasibility studies, assisting with planning applications, and identifying value engineering opportunities.
  • Easy handover. Our full and detailed building handover pack includes extensive operating and maintenance manuals, plus planned maintenance options.
  • Planning ahead. BREAM testing and Part L compliance, plus future proofing through internal design managers.
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