Store for the Future

Completed: January, 1970

Services: Architecture, Interior Design

Sector: Retail

Client: Travis Perkins

Size: 538m² / 5,788sqft

A modular sales and office building designed as the store for the future for Travis Perkins. The scheme is developed for an existing TP site in London, as a test of the concept. The aim being to deliver a sustainable building that is quick to build and minimises the down time of the yard.

The building consists of a single storey sales area, with a two-storey element for staff facilities, offices and stores. The single storey element is offset against the two-storey and both have a wrap feature of wall and over hanging roof creating depth, shadow and interest. This is utilised as a strong entrance for the store, with the Travis Perkins lettering, creating a strong brand identity with the green cladding. The modular store concept is designed as a family, so modules can be added or removed to create different size and configuration of stores dependent on the site.

A new concept click and collect shelter was developed for the site, with new warehouses.