Teanlowe Centre Redevelopment · Poulton-Le-Fylde

A bright, modern refurbishment of existing shopping centre, plus construction of new Booths store
CLIENT
Maple Grove Developments/Booths
SIZE
New Booths Supermarket - 3,279 sqm
DATE COMPLETED
September 2015
VALUE
£10.4m
ARCHITECT
Leach Rhodes Walker
SUSTAINABILITY
Store EPC Rating A

Overview

This ambitious project involved alterations to the existing Teanlowe Centre, transforming it into a bright, rejuvenated shopping facility.

The centre, which has been partly demolished and rebuilt and partly refurbished, makes way for a new 35,200 sqft Booths Supermarket.

The first stage of the contract involved the demolition of the western part of the existing Teanlowe Centre with repairs and improvements made to the remainder of the centre, giving tenants fresh up-to-date retail units.

The works also involved an extension of the former Clark’s shoe shop into Market Place, to accommodate the relocated tenants.

Further works included new modern floor and ceiling finishes, and a new two storey glazed entrance at each end of the mall.

The final stage of this scheme involved the demolition of the western mall to make way for the new, stunning Booths store which includes a new café and almost doubles the size of their existing store in the town.

Key Challenges

A key challenge on this project has been working within an operational retail centre and maintaining access for the general public and retail operators.

Eric Wright Construction worked closely with the existing retailers to phase the project to ensure minimum disruption for the retailers and shoppers. Alterations to the mall were undertaken out of hours at weekends and during evenings.

We liaised with the Council Highways division and agreed a phasing strategy plan which enabled us to maintain traffic flow around the town centre whilst undertaking major highway improvement works, creating a new road layout/by-pass as part of the scheme.

An archaeological investigation was also carried out during the contract.

Added Value

Eric Wright Construction worked closely with Maple Grove, Booths and the design team to develop a rational scheme which provides a hard wearing, functional and aesthetic finish for this important town centre retail development.

Throughout the project we provided site newsletters in collaboration with the client and a noticeboard within the mall containing details on upcoming works, the overall scheme, architects impressions and relevant details.

Client Feedback

“This has been the most ambitious project we have ever undertaken, together with our development partner Maple Grove Developments Ltd. It has been extremely challenging to reconcile the requirements of safety, public access and our obligation to existing shopkeepers. I am deeply grateful to all in our development and construction team who have contributed to creating a spectacular new town centre focus for Poulton.”
Graham Booth
Property Director, E H Booth & Co

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