Caddick clinch £6.8m contract to build furniture showroom
Yorkshire-based Caddick Construction has been appointed by Stokers Ltd, owners of Lucas Furniture, for its new two-storey furniture outlet on the outskirts of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.
Work has already begun on the 7,150 ²m site which includes external landscaping and parking facilities, with a completion date set for Summer 2020.
A family-owned business with 120 years of history, Stokers Furniture is one of the North West’s oldest furniture retail businesses and includes 10 stores, with three trading under the brand name in Chester, Ormskirk and Southport. Its new Aylesbury showroom is part of ambitious expansion plans into the South East.
The latest showroom will also become the company’s largest, purpose-built, furniture outlet and was awarded to Caddick after a successful tender process. Its headquarters will remain in Southport.
Caddick Construction Senior Contracts Manager Chris Allott said: “Stokers Furniture is a new retail client that Caddick is delighted to add to our growing portfolio of clients. The new showroom will be its flagship store in the South East, with the impressive design and curved frontage reflecting this important move for the company.”
Graham Schofield, Joint Managing Director of Stokers added: “We are thrilled to be relocating Lucas furniture to a very prominent site on the A41 next to Aylesbury Vale Parkway railway station. We were impressed by Caddick’s approach to the negotiations for the contract and their experience in building prestigious retail stores for some of the UK’s best-known brands”.
Principal Designers on the build are Wilson Mason Architects, with engineering works provided by Thomas Consulting, and Quantity Surveyor by Identity Consult.