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We can help you with every facet of developing and maintaining retail buildings, from your overall strategies for planning and sustainability to the specifics of lighting and safety.

Retailers must maximise the returns on their extensive investments in designing, building and maintaining shop premises, particularly in today's turbulent financial conditions.

We can help you with every facet of developing and maintaining retail buildings, from your overall strategies for planning and sustainability to the specifics of lighting and safety - including such issues as:

Design - creating attractive, comfortable and safe shopping environments through attention to design details such as lighting, ventilation, air quality, airtightness and accessibility.

Construction and fit out - using suitable, sustainable and responsibly sourced materials, products and processes for constructing and fitting-out retail premises.

Sustainability - planning, designing and specifying for sustainability. As the developers of BREEAM, including BREEAM retail, we can advise on every aspect of you business' environmental credentials. We are working with Marks & Spencer, for example, on their Plan A targets to become carbon neutral, send no waste to landfill and extend the use of sustainable raw materials.

Energy - gaining better EPC ratings and reduced carbon footprints through cost-saving energy efficiency measures, and effective use of renewable and low carbon energy sources and carbon offsetting.

Fire and security - protecting the people working in and using retail buildings and the building contents from fire and security breaches. Our experts can carry out fire modelling, fire risk assessments and training.  Specifying approved security, passive fire safety and active fire detection and suppression systems, products and services, as listed in the LPCB Red Book, can help provide the required protection.