The UK's leading trade supplier to the hairdressing and beauty industry, Alan Howard, has undergone a complete 'fit-out' of a newly constructed commercial unit at Stockport’s fast-growing S-Park Business Park.
Alan Howard's new flagship store incorporates their main bespoke offices complete with presentation suit, cafe and over 1000m2 of retail floor space. A new entrance lobby extension was constructed, which was incorporated into the existing retail space. This required a new structural steel frame, Kingspan micro-rib cladding, new automated glazed aluminium doors and integrated security shutters. Within the retail space new Flowcrete Peran Comfort resin flooring was used throughout. New cashier desks and a cashier/retail office were constructed along with new mechanical and electrical installations throughout, which comprised of high-level heating pipe work and suspended light fittings. An ADT security system was installed along with electrical and data installations to meet the client’s specifications. Externally signage was erected and the car park area reconfigured to provide a greater number of parking spaces in accordance with DDA regulations.
To the rear of the building, Alan Howards new head office facilities were constructed over two floors, owing to the exposure to clients the specification for this area was of the highest possible standard. Within the ground floor a new beauty room and salon was constructed, along with a new bespoke seated area, cafeteria, kitchen, toilet facilities and a new open plan reception. The toilets were equipped with walnut IPS, Dyson airflow taps and bespoke tiling. The first floor comprised of the construction of a presentation room complete with a stage and retractable lecture theatre seating. Adjacent to that are training rooms, new director’s offices and marketing rooms which were constructed from frameless komfort partitioning which had integral LED lights.
"Having completed several other developments over the recent years I am very happy that we chose Armitage for our new flag ship store as the high standard of finish and high level of attention to detail have really impressed, not only ourselves but everyone who has visited the store."