Barbeques Galore Refurb
ERINA FAIR, CENTRAL COAST
STRATEGY | INTERIOR DESIGN | LIGHTING DESIGN | DOCUMENTATION | DELIVERY
Scaling down for refurbs.
The mathematics of refurbishing a store chain are simple. The less you spend on each store the more you can do. This calls for scalability in design.
With minor refurbs like this one at Erina, the budget is limited. It’s a question of what you can keep and what you must replace and add. Everything came under the microscope, from fixturing and floor finishes to lighting and signage. Many efficiencies were achieved from competitive tendering and overseas sourcing.
Ripping up the worn-out floor finishes was unavoidable. But the existing mezzanine remained, and we re-used and refurbished the central counter. There was an existing corrugated cladding on the walls, which we painted charcoal grey. It looks like it was part of the concept, as does the raw timber on the staircase. Painting out the ceiling would have been a major cost, so we kept the track lighting low to distract from it. With new merchandising fixtures and the standard signage pack, the cost was literally a fraction of the first new-store prototypes.
So it was affordable but is it still attractive, immersive and productive? Yes, it is! It’s one of the best-looking stores to date. Staff and customers love it.
Built by: Unita
Photographed by: MCD
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