Works are progressing on the Strood Retail Park redevelopment project, where a B&Q branch has been demolished to make way for three smaller units, a cafe and a 24-hour gym on the upper floor.
The Gyoury Self Partnership provided detailed design for the drainage and substructure of the building, and the foundations have now been cast and the steel frame erected. The mezzanine deck has been installed, and the building will be fully clad before concreting work to the ground and mezzanine slab can begin.
The redevelopment project, commissioned by Ropemaker Properties and designed and project managed by Powell Williams, aims to make the area more inviting to shoppers from the town centre. The main shell, which was designed by Nationwide Structures, is due for completion before Christmas and the remaining external works and drainage works will be finalised early next year.