Design expertise overview:
Design led project coordination
To expand your retail business you need to open shops, make them generate maximum sales revenue, and attract new customers with a strong fascia, interior and format. The principles are simple but seeing them through presents many challenges.
Your store identity is a precious asset, sensitivity is needed when adapting it to satisfy conflicting demands. Shop sites come in all shapes and sizes, you need to get the best out of them. How do you deal with the practical issues of managing a large property estate?
Design CLD know how to get the job done. As a design consultancy we have always been involved in launching and implementing new retail brands. Because of this we have a unique insight on the process that can’t be matched by store planners and retail architects.
Our retail planning expertise will help you open shops effectively and free you to concentrate on running your business.
We work with some of the biggest names in retail because they can rely on us to provide the planning services they need with the minimum of fuss. We provide:
- Accurate measured surveys.
- Time saving feasibility studies.
- Sketch plan layouts.
- Detailed tender drawings and specifications.
In addition to the above services, we obtain local authority approvals for planning, building regs, and advertising. We help take care of health and safety issues, ensure compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act, and deal with the raft of other government legislation which can get in the way of opening shops. We also keep firm control of the project management, archiving all letters and documents for future reference.
Our merchandise layout plans and space planning will make the best use of your floor area and maximise sales revenue over a wide range of locations. Our creative background informs every decision we make so we are uniquely positioned to balance all these demands against your need to preserve your brand integrity, ensuring delivery of fantastic shops time after time.
We have managed roll outs for:
- Claire’s Accessories – over 135 UK stores, over more than 15 years.
- Signet group including H Samuel, Ernest Jones and Leslie Davies Jewellers – over 200 outlets, over 10 years.
- Poundland – over 350 stores, over 9 years.
- West Coast Trading including Qube and USC – 35 shops in 18 months.
- Quiz Clothing – over 50 stores in the UK and the Middle East.