£8.5million fit-out of structural shell and 60,000 sq ft food anchor for shopping centre
Quarterbridge prepared a specification, design and equipment brief for Architects Capita Symonds which covered all the H&V, M&E, stallage and equipment requirements. OJEU and single-point sourcing were used to meet design and quality standards and the display equipment modified to meet the demanding requirements of a market environment.
275,000 footfall/week with 6-day opening
Stallholders were relocated in a single move into a contemporary design. The layout of Blackburn Market is based on best practice from European developments and several principles adopted by supermarket designers. Sightlines are opened-up by using underfloor LPHW heating and stall allocation controlled to avoid the blocking of sightlines and promote comparison-shopping.
Single-level design with escalator link to shopping centre and multi-storey car park
Quarterbridge negotiated the relocation agreements with stallholders and organized the new allocations. The new Blackburn Market incorporates a foodcourt and full IT services for all stalls with footfall driven by escalator links to the shopping centre and a shoppers car park sitting above that.