Because of our experience in completing similar store in the past, Bedford & Havenhand were approached by this American based client to assist them in setting up their UK retail operation already having 100+ stores in the States.
Working closely with their US based property team, we took their US store design and, in the early stages, utilising the very latest 3D modelling technology, developed the look to meet the demands of the UK High Street. Providing a complete “turnkey” service we carried out initial measured surveys, produced full proposed drawings and used these for obtaining all the necessary local Authority consents. We also manufactured in- house all the unitary and counters associated with the fit out.
We produced a quality, cost effective product and completed the fit outs a week quicker than were currently being completed in the States. After producing four prototype stores in late 2010, we went on to deliver them a total of 24 stores over an 18 month period. Unfortunately for Speedycash the recent tougher regulation in the UK in respect of their industry has led to a move towards an on-line service. We are very proud however of the way we were able to build a relationship with a client based some 4,500 miles away. We made some very good friends also.