Sainsbury’s Richmond

As framework architects for Sainsbury’s and J Sainsbury Developments over a period of 12 years Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands completed a series of innovative and award-winning projects to very tight cost and time constraints.

 

 

Client: J Sainsbury

Location: Richmond, London

Status: Completed 2002

Services Engineer: Roberts and Partners

Structural Engineer: WSP

Main Contractor: RCGM

Photography: Chris Gascoigne, Graham Gaunt

Sainsbury’s Richmond

As framework architects for Sainsbury’s and J Sainsbury Developments over a period of 12 years Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands completed a series of innovative and award-winning projects to very tight cost and time constraints.

In Richmond a 54,000 sq ft single storey supermarket with 16 pump petrol filling station was built on land previously used as a British Gas Works site. Extensive decontamination and the demolition of two gasometers was required prior to development and the project provided a significant environmental and visual improvement to the area.

The double height colonnaded shopfront shades the building while allowing maximum natural daylight to the checkout areas. Like the stores in Watford and Canley the shell is built to survive new trends in food and technology.

In addition the steel canopy on the Richmond store is designed to support a further development of up to 120 flats, thus maximising the future potential of the site.

 

 

Client: J Sainsbury

Location: Richmond, London

Status: Completed 2002

Services Engineer: Roberts and Partners

Structural Engineer: WSP

Main Contractor: RCGM

Photography: Chris Gascoigne, Graham Gaunt