Radley & Co engaged DarntonB3 to help re format their stand alone retail stores into an affordable and repeatable format. Radley & Co had previously opened a number of flagship beacons, to act as retail cornerstones for their growing business. However, their wish to open further stores throughout the UK required a fresh look, with a mind to delivering better value, a quality environment and more streamlined delivery process.
DarntonB3 developed a new standard for store fit outs, utilising a simple set of Design Standards, together with appropriate specification and simple costing documents which allowed contractors to price more easily and make cost comparison and value engineering simpler to carry out.
The design of the new standards was developed alongside the first store to be fitted out, which was opened in Meadowhall shopping centre.
A post completion review was undertaken before model standards were finalised and adopted. Other new stores have been opened in Edinburgh, St David’s 2 – Cardiff and Leeds.
Project Management process was standardised to ensure consistency of delivery with darntonegs providing all up front feasibility work, scoping of projects, detail design, obtaining of consents, compliance to H&S standards, contract administration and site inspections. Projects at Edinburgh and Leeds both required liaison with Conservation Officers, given the need for Listed Building Consent.
Project success criteria have been met in terms of cost and quality parameters, with all projects delivered to exacting time and budget standards.
We offer a total service solution for any retail project including retail planning, business case submission, detailed design and project implementation.Our skills have been employed on global projects, with design, management and procurement skills combining to achieve excellent client orientated results.
Our services are geared to support and complement in-house client decision making units, aimed at the creation of competitive advantage. We add value throughout the entire project life cycle, including concept development, planning, rollout and review.