Retail Build Focus

In a sector where brands are always looking at new ways of catching the eye of the consumer, the design of shops, department stores and retail developments can play a huge role in increasing both footfall and sales. Chris Murray, Contractor Developer Manager with leading fenestration designer and manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems, takes stock of what specifiers should consider when picking out the perfect glazing package.

In April, Apple unveiled its newest state-of-the-art store in the Middle East – Apple Dubai Store. Intended as a communal space where visitors come to shop as well as learn and connect with others, the unenclosed building offers a sense of openness with a nod towards the trend of blurring the lines between inside and outside spaces.

Retail therapy

A multi-million pound council-led retail development, which will help to attract future investment to Walsall and create hundreds of new jobs, has been successfully managed by Pick Everard.

Philip Jones, Technical Services Manager at sliding door hardware specialist P C Henderson, looks at the benefits of using multidirectional sliding door hardware when redeveloping existing retail spaces.

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