Background

A longstanding framework agreement to provide Project Management and Employers Agent Services to Primark Stores Ltd
Stace was originally appointed in 2006 by Primark to provide Project Management and Employers Agent Services on a number of conversion projects. These formed part of an acquisition of Littlewoods stores at Portsmouth, Eastbourne, Southend and Glasgow.

Our Role

Stace worked with Primark on a number of new stores across the UK in high street, shopping centre and retail park locations. These projects included the fit out of developers’ shells, conversion of existing stores, and extension and refits of trading stores.

The projects ranged in size (up to 65,000 ft²) and complexity, and included enabling works, asbestos removal and structural works. They often included new build extensions, significant structural alterations, vertical movement (lifts and escalators), extensive M&E services and sprinklers, all forming part of a high specification fit out.

Our appointments start with the negotiation of specifications, input into agreement for lease, monitoring of developer or landlord works and then the project management of the fit out scheme, together with the Employers Agent role to administer the contract works.

Our Impact

Our long term involvement with Primark has led to strong relationships with the client and consultant teams, and our achieving significant experience in large scale non-food retail.

This, together with our background and knowledge of retail, enables us to deliver successful projects for Primark. We understand the drivers, including the ability to react quickly to change, identify the important elements in the design and fit out works, produce phasing to suit the works and manage fast track construction works. All of this is possible through our having an understanding of the retail team and their needs.

Our experience with the Primark New Stores programme has led to our involvement in the development of their new Refit programme. We will use our experience to help develop a new programme of works that meets the requirements of key stakeholders, delivers projects on time and to budget, and uses our existing knowledge to make improvements as required.