Co-op Broadford fit-out: Project Overview
Toureen Retail was tasked with the complex refit at the Co-op, Broadford; an 11 week project which required the complete transformation of the filling station’s sales area.
The scope of works for the project located in the Isle of Skye, Scotland, included the demolition of existing internal walls to create an additional 1600ft2 of sales area with structural alterations to create a new store entrance, relocation of the customer toilets, installation of new external walk- in cold rooms and a full sales floor refurbishment, complete to the Co-op’s requirements.
To allow this project to be completed without causing disruption to the local community or tourist trade, the works were split into two phases enabling the store to trade with over 3500ft2 of sales area available to customers at all times. Multiple point of sales were relocated to facilitate this, together with the installation of temporary chiller units to the sales floor and temporary walk-in chilled units installed in the car park to support the store. There was also a temporary store access with DDA compliant access ramp created whilst the works to the new entrance were completed.
The store remained fully operational throughout the refurbishment project with our own on-site staff working closely with the Co-op staff and management team to ensure the project ran smoothly with no disruption to trading.
The completed store now offers over 10,000ft2 of sales floor, 17 point of sales including 4 self-service points, two DDA compliant customer toilets, two new external walk-in cold rooms, new bakery facilities and refurbished staff areas.
This project required meticulous planning; involving the local community, local council, Co-op and Toureen Retail to ensure minimal disruption which was achieved thanks to all parties’ hard work and constant communication. Since completing the works the feedback from the Co-op, local community and customers of the store has been overwhelmingly positive.