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.