Firmingers have been working with JD Sports Fashion Plc since 2016.
Across its new store JD Sports brand, our initial undertaking was a thorough review of its current shopfitting cost budgets, tendering procedures and construction variation process. This resulted in the introduction of a framework rate agreement to run for 2 years, together with an overhaul of its contractor base. The work culminated in a projected £9,000 (6.1%) project reduction in shopfitting costs or £900,000 over the proposed 100 store programme up to the end of 2018
JD Sports is acknowledged as the leading specialist multiple retailer of fashionable branded and own brand sports and casual wear in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Firmingers are currently employed as lead Quantity Surveyors on its new store programme with project management support also provided.
Recent projects have included JD Sports in Stoke Festival Park, Basingstoke, Bracknell, Isle of Man, Birmingham, Ashford, Sheffield, Liverpool, Hull and Epping, with additional stores in Bracknell, Truro, Barnsley, Rochdale & Nottingham to follow.
In addition Firmingers have recently been appointed as Quantity Surveyors on their JD Gyms projects. JD Gyms offer exceptional ‘budget gym’ award winning facilities and play host to a bespoke mix of the industry’s leading fitness equipment and an exciting range of classes. Sites recently opening at Derby, Bradford, Cardiff & Wolverhampton. We are currently fitting out on sites in Sunderland & Swansea with additional sites at Barnsley, Wythenshawe, Glasgow, Huddersfield, Belfast, Sheffield, Walsall & Leeds Millshaw due for completion this year