Phase 1 refurbishment works at the Homebase retail unit at West Station, Tunbridge Wells have been completed and Phase 2 to construct the new Lidl supermarket is now underway.
DIY retailer Homebase has sub-divided the store and will continue its operations out of one side. The new Lidl supermarket will be opening on the other side.
Originally constructed in the early 1990’s, the existing unit is being extensively refurbished. Works to the building are composed of subdividing the unit, installation of new glazing systems to the front elevation including two new entrances, partial over sheeting of the roof, extensive modifications to the drainage system and slab foundations. External works include an extension to the delivery bay including dock leveller, alterations to the parking layout and installation of two new 10m high goalpost signage.
Phase 1 involved preparing the downsized unit for Homebase, who continued to trade through the works. This has freed up space for the Phase 2 development of the new Lidl store, where foundation piling work is currently underway for the new rear extension and ramp for the loading dock.
Gyoury Self has been appointed by Litchford Consulting to provide structural and civil engineering across the refurbishment project. This is one of several retail projects we have undertaken with main contractor Faircloth Construction; which include the construction of a new Costa Coffee Drive-thru in Slough. Building design for the Homebase project is by Black Architecture.
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Image credits: Litchford Consulting, Faircloth Construction
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