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    Project Details

    Project: WHSmith, East Grinstead
    Value: £100k
    Client: WHSmith
    Main Contractor: Capitol Group
    Project Duration: 12 weeks

    WH Smith on East Grinstead High Street had a fire on the sales floor which caused major damage to the shop fixtures, fittings and services, rendering the shop unusable. Capitol Group attended an emergency site meeting with the Regional Surveyors to remedy getting the shop open for trading. It was agreed the damage was beyond repair and would therefore require the shop to remain closed and a complete fit-out would be undertaken, with the main objective being to minimise the closure time. Our brief was to fully strip out the shop of all flooring, ceilings, services, fixtures and fittings along with cleaning all smoke damaged areas. We were then required to install a complete new M&E package comprising of 5no. Toshiba indoor cassette type heat pump air conditioning systems. All the electrical circuits had to be removed, and a complete re-wire of all circuits installed including fire protection and lighting. There was 150m2 of new Amtico flooring laid and 150m2 of new suspended grid ceiling fitted with all fittings. All the exposed surfaces were sealed and decorated with the roof above being repaired and supplied with a 10 year guarantee. The work was tested, certificated and handed over for the shop to recommence trading. The project took just 8 days from the emergency call-out to the completed refurbishment and handover to the client.

    • Air Conditioning
    • Design & Build
    • Flooring
    • Heating
    • Lighting
    • Refurbishment