Retail unit at St Pancras

Our client, a luxury Belgian chocolatier, required a detailed specification for a new retail unit on the passenger concourse of a flagship international rail terminal.

Contract Value: Not Disclosed
Date: Completed November 2007
Local Authority: Camden

Context

The £800m redevelopment of St Pancras Station in London as the new terminus for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link is one of the most significant transport infrastructure projects in the UK. Opened in November 2007 it replaces Waterloo as the new home for Eurostar and is expected to service over 45 million travellers annually.

The Challenge

The scale and significance of the investment at St Pancras clearly needed to be reflected in the quality of the retail offer for passengers. The sheer size and complexity of the construction site, the associated safety, security and access considerations, together with the particular fit-out requirements of a specialist food retailer were all key issues in our assessment and delivery of the project.

Our Solution

Consolux's solution was a comprehensive and exacting M&E specification in just 49 sq m of retail space.

Our specification included lighting, power, vacuum drainage, cold water services and a separate coldroom facility. Humidity-controlled product display cabinents which hold the temperature precisely at 18°c were identified to avoid chocolate 'bloom' caused by incorrect storage conditions.

Product lighting, ambience and further detailing were all at the standards required for a flagship unit in the main Eurostar Departure lounge at St Pancras International.

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