• 29 October 2020

Popping in to Norbury’s new Co-op

Waterman is delighted that the new convenience store on London Road, Norbury, has completed.

Designed by Archer Architects, the Co-operative Group’s latest branch is part of a relocation project from their existing store on Fairview Road as part of the brand’s existing 3,500 food outlets across the UK.

Following a longstanding relationship with Northhold Group, this latest convenience store renovation saw Waterman Structures undertake structural remodelling to convert three existing terraced retail units into one combined store, providing an open plan sales floor at ground level, back of house facilities at first floor and a new plant room within the existing roof space. A single residential unit has also been created on the first floor.

Occupying a former derelict site, the existing retail units required extensive structural modifications with removal of loadbearing walls and replacement with an internal structural steel frame supporting new floors and roof. Perimeter walls required underpinning with new retaining structures to facilitate one common ground floor level.

Andrew Davies, Senior Engineer for Waterman Structures, commented: “It’s great to see this challenging project finally reaching practical completion. We’re proud to have been a part of this project and to have contributed to the visible appearance of the high street, as well as continuing our successful collaborations with the Northhold Group.”

Waterman’s team is now undertaking the structural design for the remodelling of the former Co-op store on Fairview Road. Phase 2 works have commenced for the conversion of the now vacated three-storey 1970’s property into a Health & Fitness Studio for the Gym Group. Phase 3 will involve the conversion of the remaining space into 12 residential units.

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