Extension for Birchwood Shopping Centre / January, 2013


Birchwood Shopping Centre in Warrington, owned by Redefine International Ltd, is undergoing a face lift and extension programme by the Manchester office. The development programme includes the addition of circa 20,000 sq. ft of new retail space as well as the re configuration of existing accommodation to create a new anchor unit at the Eastern end of the Centre, along with a new entrance feature to draw footfall from the train station.

The team have created a modular design on the unit subdivisions which can be easily and effectively replicated across the entire scheme. This is complemented with a modular soffit detail that runs above the shop-fronts. The re-development has also enabled the building to boost its sustainability credentials through the installation of photo voltaic panels. It is anticipated that phases one to three will complete early in 2013, with a further phase to refurbish the rest of the centre currently in the tender process.

Simon Waterhouse from the Manchester office comments: “This project is a great example of how we are using modern practical design to enhance a long standing shopping centre, with the aim being to increase its appeal further, making it a stronger commercial proposition for both tenants and landlord.”