New to the UK, & Other Stories chose the prestigious location of Kings Road Chelsea for their flagship store and Firmingers to undertake the Building Surveying and Project Management services to eventually deliver a beautifully refurbished building internally and externally to meet with the clients high and exacting standards.
The building is Grade 2 Listed and in the Chelsea Conservation Area. An Heritage Consultant was employed to liaise with The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the design team to ensure Listed Building consent would be granted.
Firmingers initially carried out a full building condition survey and advised on external dilapidations required to refurbish the building to an acceptable standard that the lease terms would be accepted. Photos 3 & 4 illustrate the ‘before’ and ‘after’ of the building façade and shop front.
Firmingers then monitored the landlords external works to satisfactory completion and at the same time provided Project Managers services for the structural enabling and construction phases of the internal shop fit out. The tight deadlines were met and the store opened in November 2015.
Photos 1 & 2 illustrate the internal finished fit out and were taken on the opening evening when the press event took place