Works have commenced on a landmark store for Wickes Home Improvement designed and planned by our Reading office. Steelwork is underway on the £3 million building which is being constructed on a local authority designated gateway site in Crawley. The site is subject to a Supplementary Guidance document dictating the need for a high quality landmark building which is reflected in the design and construction detailing.
The flagship store represents a significant departure from the traditional Wickes store appearance with its inclusion of curtain wall glazing providing an elegant, contemporary profile as well as enhanced visibility into the showroom exhibits replacing the standard shelving to external walls display format.
The planning application was granted with consent subject to S106 agreement at planning committee with high commendations for the design and the project proposes to achieve a BREEAM Very Good Standard rating when completed in spring 2017.