Store Extension and Refurbishment



RPS provided Civil Engineering designs for the transformation of a single-floor 1980’s shop into a 21st century, two level superstore; increasing the floor space by 60%.

This provided an additional 33,700ft2 sales area, making it Sainsbury’s largest retail store and their first store with a mezzanine level for general merchandise sales.

RPS used Autodesk Revit BIM technology to design and deliver this project. The disciplines worked hand-in-hand using the same evolving 3D building information model.

This extensive remodelling was undertaken with no disruption to trading and involved:

A complete re-design of the store layout

A new store front extension

A new two-storey side extension incorporating lift, stairs and travellator

New café on the mezzanine

Full refurbishment of the existing store

A new 3-level multi-story car park connected to the store by bridge.