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MWA Serve up a Sweet Result with Latest HARIBO Project

Martin Walsh Architectural (MWA) has brought the ‘Happy World of HARIBO’ to life once more, in its fourth successive project for HARIBO, the UK’s leading confectionery brand.

Appointed as Architect and Principal Designers for HARIBO’s Clarks Village store in Somerset, the Dewsbury-based architectural consultancy maximised the space available by creating attractive, bespoke retail solutions.

As the first store to feature a mezzanine level for storage, MWA were tasked with reconfiguring the layout to create functional space. This included the installation of a goods lift to allow for the safe transfer of palletised stock.

James Whipp, Architectural Technician at MWA, comments:

“Consistency is key when it comes to rolling out a brand concept across numerous stores. It’s vital that we create the same ‘Happy World of HARIBO’ feel, while also working with the unique layout and requirements of each space.

“As the first shop to incorporate two storeys, this particular project was very different to the others. We had to factor in the transfer of stock to the mezzanine level which meant restructuring the structural floor and forming a new opening to accommodate the newly installed goods lift.”

Having used rolling racking storage in previous outlets, at Clarks Village this was replaced with a bespoke system which was constructed in conjunction with SIM Shopfitters to maximise the height and size of the mezzanine space.

Whipp continues:

“It’s been a pleasure to work on the Clarks Village store and the additional challenges made the final result even sweeter.

“To have been architects of choice for four successive HARIBO stores is fantastic, and a great affirmation of the quality of the work that we have provided to the team. We look forward to working together on many more projects in the future.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Katie Coxall .

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