As part of an ongoing expansion plan, South West furniture retailer FW Homestores asked us to help them increase the space in their Barnstaple, North Devon store. The 10,000 square foot store operated on the ground floor only but had a large unused void above the suspended ceiling in their Barnstaple store which was obstructed by unused air handling equipment and gas pipes.
North Devon Mezzanine Floor
We stripped the whole store back to the shell of the building and installed a retail mezzanine floor which provided 8,500 sq feet of extra sales area. The addition of a large atrium with stainless steel and glass balustrading and LED lighting throughout gave the store the lift It needed.
Suspended Ceiling in Barnstaple
We designed the new facility to comply with all the retail building regulations with external fire escapes and a passenger lift. The mezzanine floor on their North Devon store was clad with fire casings and a fire rated suspended ceiling and a matching ceiling was installed on the first floor level.