Maplin

Small format - Concept store - Fit out - Manufacture

THE BRIEF

Store of the future

Pressing ahead with their vision of the ‘store of the future’, technology retailers Maplin have commissioned CDS Group to refit nine of their electronics stores across the south east.

OUR APPROACH

Combining technology with traditional shop fit

Staples Corner, London is the first of nine stores to be refitted by CDS Group’s team of specialist shopfitters.

Experience in technology install, as well as more traditional store build essentials such as demolition, all decoration and stud partitions, was vital to the success of the install. The new format store incorporates a number of interactive digital features, including the Smart Life Hub zone, distinguished by a distinctive LED lighting feature.

CDS were also responsible for installing the Game store-in-store concession at the branch – the first of it’s kind in the South.

THE OUTCOMES

On time and in budget

Working in partnership with RLB, the specialist project management company for the construction and shopfitting sector, the store was completed on time in just ten days, in budget and to a high standard.

Talking about the finished result, Senior Project Manager at RLB, Steve Brian said: “CDS Group carried out the job to a high professional standard. They listened to our needs and reacted to changes in the programme efficiently and quickly throughout the fit out. We were impressed with the professionalism of the team carrying out the work and look forward to continuing this strong relationship as we roll out more store refits across the south east over the coming year.”