M&S renovation in Glasgow rounds off record year
We’ve completed the fit-out of Marks & Spencer’s (M&S) store in Bishopbriggs, a transformation that brings our total 2023 portfolio to 76,500 sq ft of completed projects on behalf of M&S.
Our team worked around the clock to deliver the fit-out project in just five weeks, with a three-week closure, enabling the foodhall to open just in time for Christmas trading.
The new 12,500 sq ft foodhall forms part of M&S’s wider strategy to transform its estate, bringing theatre to the shopping experience in response to changing retail trends.
The completion of the Bishopbriggs foodhall closed out a record year for us, having delivered a number of high profile store transformations as part of M&S’s £500m investment.
This also includes a 15,000 sq ft foodhall in Uckfield and a number of foodhalls and full-line stores where work will continue into 2024.
Our work for M&S in 2023 builds on its long-standing relationship with the retailer, which spans two decades and includes the delivery of nearly 300 fit-out projects across the UK. This includes 50 projects through the retailer’s Foodhall Framework, established in 2014.
M&S is not only transforming its stores, it is transforming the shopping experience for its customers and we are very excited to be on that journey with them. Every store fit-out has its own complexities, but the breadth of our experience in retail and the extent of our work for M&S means that we can adapt our fit-out strategy to each store.
Whether this means constructing temporary spaces, working round-the-clock or doubling our resource; we are delivering to a fast-tracked schedule to create the magic of M&S’s reimagined stores with minimal disruption to customers.”
Managing Director of Wates fit-out and refurbishment business