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Interior Fit-Out

New wave of Primark contracts secured

Author: Mark Gibson

Posted: 31 Jan 2020

GRAHAM has secured three Primark contracts which will see the roll out of the retailer’s modern new concept in Manchester, Liverpool and Southend on Sea.  

Since 2015, GRAHAM's Interior Fit-Out division has reimagined and refurbished over half a million square feet of retail space across 14 stores in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales including Primark’s flagship store in White City, London, which boasts some of the most advanced retail technology on the high street as well as five customer “recharge” seating areas, free Wi-Fi and 54 fitting rooms. 

Primark’s new wave of revamps will see GRAHAM, which has a reputation for its attention to detail in the retail, office and commercial sectors, fit out the three stores against tight deadlines - a challenge the company is no stranger to having established a name for delivering high spec fitouts on or before schedule for over 50% of the high street’s biggest names. 

Mark Gibson, Managing Director for GRAHAM Interior Fit-Out, said:

“The work across all three stores comes with different challenges. Many will be completed in single phases while others will have a period of between 16-34 weeks to allow for a full fit-out.  

“The fast turnaround time required on each project, demands robust project management and efficiency in decision making and ultimately delivery. Throughout our four-year partnership with Primark we have consistently demonstrated our capacity to deliver multiple projects simultaneously without any variance in the high-quality of our work. 

“And because Primark is a popular retailer and, like many other fashion names, limiting closure over trading periods is of paramount importance, we will be working with a number of named sub-contractors in partnership to ensure the rollout is delivered on time and on deadline.” 

Manchester

GRAHAM’s contract for the new Primark Barton Square store at the Trafford Centre in Manchester involves an “extensive fit-out” covering 65,000 sq ft. The work will be completed in a single phase with an opening set for February 2020.  

Liverpool & Southend on Sea

In Liverpool, GRAHAM’s work on its store will take place over a period of 16 weeks, from January 2020 until May 2020, while the store remains operational. This project will take place as GRAHAM works on the retailer’s most significant scheme next year in Southend On Sea.  

Mark continued:

“Southend On Sea incorporates a reconfiguration, structural alteration and the fitting out of a new store to deliver a total trading space of 45,000 sq ft.

“The work will be completed in a single phase over 34 weeks, to allow the store to open in July 2020.”