Food Retail Partnerships
Our dedicated Retail Division has an enviable track record for delivering profitable new store spaces and refresh programmes, with considerable experience in working in live environments with brands such as Morrisons and Tesco.
Our full range of services includes building new superstores, fitting-out and modernising existing ones, and delivering roll-out programmes to convert retail space following an acquisition, such as the Morrisons. With the retail sector’s commitment to sustainable development under scrutiny, especially with the Carbon Reduction Commitment, our team also helps to reduce carbon and energy consumption and we can offer specialist Sustainability Consultancy and Facilities Management as part of our package. As companies become more innovative about reducing their carbon footprint, we have expertise to develop new stores that will become a template for how the UK addresses the transition to a sustainable, low carbon economy.
We are involved with Tesco refresh and have nearly completed this years’ allocation of 18 stores. These have ranged in value from £200k up to £2m and typically have programmes ranging between 2 and 8 weeks. These projects are 24 / 7 and are all conducted in live environments. Generally these projects are of a cosmetic nature and usually include full customer and staff WC replacement. Projects have ranged geographically across the UK.
We have undertaken a number of extensions for Morrison's which have ranged from £700k up to £6m. These have been simple café creations through to challenging warehouse and sales floor extensions. All have been undertaken on live stores where we have had to ensure excellent standards in terms of Health and Safety, cleanliness and minimum disruption to the stores.
WM Morrison Refresh Programme
Contract Value: £15million
(£1-1.5 million Food Retail Store Refresh Programme - allocation per store)
The team have considered the logistical elements of the scheme and have ensured smooth project progression and the prevention of disruption to warehouse activity. Works are taking place almost exclusively out of hours, minimising disruption to the daily operational activities of the public store. Constant liaison with store management and all relevant personnel have assisted the site team in meeting critical deadlines. Through the use of collaborative planning exercises Thomas Vale personnel have formed strong working relationships with the client, professional team and supply chain.