AHR SECTORS
CIVIC & COMMUNITY

ASDA
GILLINGHAM PIER


  • DUE TO OUR IN DEPTH KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE OF FOOD RETAIL DEVELOPMENTS AHR WAS APPOINTED BY PEEL LAND & PROPERTY TO DELIVER A 45,000FT2 NET SALES ANCHOR FOODSTORE AS PART OF THE MIXED USE CHATHAM WATERS REDEVELOPMENT MASTERPLAN. THE MASTER PLAN SCHEME WILL TRANSFORM 26 ACRES OF BROWN-FIELD LAND ON PART OF THE FORMER CHATHAM DOCKS INTO AN EXCITING MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT.

  • AHR have been involved in the store development from inception through to completion working through many challenges. The site is highly sensitive being part of a historic site as well as being the gateway into the forthcoming development. As such the store sets an important precedent for the future.

    Numerous feasibility and format layouts were explored to find a scheme that was operational and functional for the end user whilst also promoting the key access routes which will be fundamental to the success of the future masterplan.

    Due to the history of the site and the stores prominent positioning within the masterplan the form and aesthetics of the building were very important. The architectural design of the store provides a con-temporary, yet distinctive food store which is bespoke to the local character of Chatham Waters. The design respects the areas heritage, whilst creating an element of visual interest suitable for the future masterplan development. The chosen palette of materials, brick and timber, reflects the local vernacular, historical significance of the site and its maritime past.
  • The architectural team played a key part in supporting our clients through consultation with the council and by presenting the scheme at design reviews, ensuring the vision for the scheme and the master-plan development was effectively communicated and a high design standard was maintained.  Effective communication between the end user, the developer and consultant team was essential in ensuring a smooth transition at each phase and throughout the scheme development.  We were able to play a positive part in publicising the site and its social regeneration by running an art competition that engaged the local community.

    One of the outstanding features of the store is it’s clean and sharp linear appearance, this was achieved via attention to technical detailing at construction stage, ultimately resulting in a high quality & superior finish to the store.  We were able to form a collaborative relationship with the Design & Build Main Contractor which helped us to maintain a positive influence upon the quality of the finished build.

  • One of the outstanding features of the store is it’s clean and sharp linear appearance, this was achieved via attention to technical detailing at construction stage, ultimately resulting in a high quality & superior finish to the store.  We were able to form a collaborative relationship with the Design & Build Main Contractor which helped us to maintain a positive influence upon the quality of the finished build.

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