Construction Design Management (CDM) Regs – Compliance

An important element in our work as retail premises design consultants is dealing with the requirements of the CDM regs. Please see Retail Design Consultants Services for details.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of a complex, problematic or sensitive retail design, please Contact TK Retail Design Consultants.

Retail Store Design  Consultants & Project Management

TK Retail Design Consultants have developed a very strong appreciation of the practical implications of retail design implementation. With extensive expertise in working on behalf of both retailer and landlord, we are ideally placed to identify and manage the optimum resolution to most retail store design issues. Below is an example of the kind of situation we are called in to resolve:

Retail Design For Canterbury Store

TK Retail Design was approached by a client to convert the design concept for the flagship store, which already had Stage 1 design approval from the management team. This design concept did not adequately deal with the fire regs and the Surface Spread of Flame requirements imposed by Building regs.

We redesigned the whole ceiling configuration and re-specified the construction material to comply with regs and also to maintain the visual effect of the concept. This entailed a four stage integrated services plan; to co-ordinate electrical, air conditioning, sprinkler and fire alarm installation within the restricted void above the ceiling.

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Listed Building Consent

We have carried out a number of design concepts for retailers in sensitive conservation areas throughout the UK, with projects often requiring Listed Building Consent.

We have received a commendation from the Cheltenham Planning Conservation Officer for the architectural interpretation of the listed building façade of the former Hoopers department store into a major multi floor outlet for one of the major UK bookstore retailers.

We designed and project managed a total refurbishment of the Salisbury Cathedral school library inside the 16th C annex of the school, a listed building set within the Cathedral grounds.

TK Retail Design Consultants had the unusual instruction to design the conversion of a Victorian tram shelter, a listed building, at the prestigious Portsmouth Gun Wharf Quays retail development, into a Thorntons Ice Cream Emporium.

Construction Design Management (CDM) Regs - Compliance

An important element in our work as retail premises design consultants is dealing with the requirements of the CDM regs. Please see Retail Design Consultancy Services for details.

Coffee House & Tea Shop Design Consultancy

Despite the current difficult trading conditions for retailers, the growth in the development of independent coffee shops and tea houses remains strong. Many of these are in rural locations, where for example a farm is diversifying away from simply crop production, to a farm shop business. In such circumstances, the addition of the coffee house can be built up as a focal point of the local community.

Please see Coffee Shop Design Projects for details.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of a complex, problematic or sensitive retail design, please Contact TK Retail Design Consultancy.