Retail | Lakesmere
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Market Overview

With supermarket chains being one of the construction industry’s biggest clients, the retail sector continues to provide numerous opportunities and challenges. In particular as changing planning guidance sees more retail developments being built in established town centre locations, greater consideration must be given to associated transport infrastructure and urban design planning. The need for speed of construction to enable earlier occupancy and so a quicker return on profit has also led to the greater adoption of off-site techniques within the retail sector and especially in supermarket construction where modular solutions are extremely popular.

The increase in retail developments that boast traditional streetscape designs that combine open and enclosed spaces, as well as a wide range of facilities, requires the careful co-ordinated of multiple product interfaces and as experienced building envelope specialists, Lakesmere’s has a proven track record of providing retail sector clients with excellent value for money.

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Skills & Expertise

Lakesmere’s varied portfolio of retail projects includes supermarket construction, large out-of-town developments as well as schemes that play a vital role in the wider regeneration of an area.

Our extensive product knowledge and excellent supply chain relations provide our clients with the ideal resource to be able to achieve complex design briefs, identify innovative solutions and cost-effective measures. From close collaboration at the procurement stage, Lakesmere’s keen understanding of the often complex planning procedures that govern this sector has benefitted several high-profile projects to date by helping to facilitate quicker build times and reduced maintenance costs through the considered specification of roofing and cladding materials. Additionally, as more and more contractors realise the value and lower risk of appointing a sole contractor to deliver the complete building envelope package, Lakesmere‘s commitment to exceptional levels of customer service has led to repeat business with large supermarket brands and clients working in this sector.

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