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Festival Place Shopping Centre

Basingstoke

All works at Festival Place were undertaken within a live shopping centre, with activities ca

refully planned and managed so as to avoid disruption to the retailers and the visiting public.

Oakmont completed works in various areas of the centre to give the popular retail hub a new and modern appearance.  Our works externally provided new extended shop frontages to St Johns Square, a repaved granite piazza with feature lighting, and created a new ‘grand entrance’ to the main Festival Place shopping centre.

Works to the piazza area included the lifting of the existing paving, waterproofing to the concrete slab which covers the service yard below, and the laying of 10,000 sq ft of new granite stone on a new screed bed.  In addition, feature lighting, stainless steel finishes, bespoke feature canopies, and street furniture were installed. Some works were carried out during normal working hours but out of hours working for certain activities helped us to ensure pedestrian safety at all times.

Extension works included in excess of 200 linear metres of façade and provided ten shops with striking double height shopfronts.  New steel, SSG (structural silicone glazing), and zinc cladding was also installed.  As part of these external works, existing canopies were removed outside of the centre’s trading hours so as not to interfere with the normal trading of the retailers.

The new grand entrance features a double height structure with new roof and full height SSG and signage. Internal finishes to the new mall include new matwell, lighting, security shutters, new stone flooring, and enhanced finishing works to the walls.

Working within this busy shopping centre has presented certain logistical challenges for us to manage, such as limited access, and, as a result, all loading has been undertaken out of hours and through slab openings.

Additionally, we have worked in conjunction with another contractor, who were employed directly by Metro Bank, with our activities being successfully carried out adjacent to, and in very close proximity to their works.

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