Retail Build Focus

Shenzhen Shuiwan 1979 Life Plaza is nestled within the leafy streets that neighbour Shekou’s South Mountain. At the heart of this new development is a ‘secret garden’ floating over three floors of retail space that sits at the summit of a grand atrium and offers visitors a pleasant retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Elena Galli Giallini (EGGL), a Hong Kong-based firm specialising in architectural design, renovations, and interior and industrial design, has unveiled the rejuvenated north building of the Grand Gateway 66 retail complex (GG66), located in Shanghai’s bustling commercial, cultural and historical zone of Xijiahui. Comprising two distinct buildings of contrasting configurations, EGGL was commissioned to provide the prominent complex with a brand-new image, both architecturally and functionally. The result is truly spectacular with an unusual M. C. Escher ‘Relativity’ feel.

Victoria Ramwell from Kemper System explains the benefits of using wet-on-wet liquid waterproofing solutions for retail refurbishments.

A range of considerations should be taken into account when preparing a subfloor to receive floorcoverings in a retail environment, says Martin Cummins at Bostik.

In a first for a leading UK retailer, a prefabricated approach has allowed them to extend one of their retail premises with great success, creating extra space and the wow factor for their customers with less than two weeks on-site building required.

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