The range of factors influencing the retail environment and the pace at which brands need to respond to remain competitive makes this an incredibly dynamic industry. Projects and programmes must be delivered at optimum speed while maintaining flexibility to ensure further adaptation to shifting market conditions. Retail developers need to provide destinations and environments that reflect the changing needs of communities and consumers, in how they wish to buy (brick versus click) and the experience they expect as the time spent at work and at leisure continues to merge.
Whether you’re a shopping centre developer or a retail brand constructing flagship stores or delivering a global roll out programme, the need for consistent standards is essential. The customer journey cannot be compromised, and the brand itself should be prominent at every customer touchpoint.
Real-time transparent reporting at programme level ensures confidence in project progress and enables informed decision-making when issues or changes arise.
Robust governance of projects is also essential to protect the position and reputation of the brand. On projects where community stakeholder groups are involved, regular and transparent communication is key to developing and sustaining support.
In a sector where price wars are constant, capital efficiency across existing assets and planned stores is fundamental. Retailers need to scrutinise every aspect of expenditure to ensure their properties, one of their biggest outgoings, are fully optimised.
Meeting the challenges
We are experienced at delivering major shopping mall developments, fast-paced roll-out programmes and one off flagships.
Our expert teams analyse and challenge objectives, design and method to deliver value throughout your programme or project. Our mechanical and electrical specialists drive optimum solutions, which unlock operational savings. We review the procurement supply chain structure and advise on changes to optimise volume discounts and drive performance in your supply chain.
Our programme-level methodology, systems and tools, alongside peer group project benchmarking, ensure intelligent programme management, informed decision-making and reducing risk.
Our value-for-money assessments are a vital component of our procurement expertise. Our world-class supply chain management and procurement strategies enable clients to leverage the scale of their projects and programmes.
With near real time reporting, our technology solutions and analytics provides total clarity on progress across a programme; we can identify trends in data in order to capitalise on savings across the programme or address and prevent cost overruns.
Learn how we have delivered a range of services to drive success in global programmes and projects, working with major players in the retail sector.
The Glass Works, UK
The Glass Works is the second phase in Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council’s ‘Better Barnsley’ programme. A rejuvenated town centre and new leisure and retail facilities for all to reconnect and socialise.
adidas East Village Expansion, USA
adidas is the world's second-largest sports brand and employs more than 62,000 people worldwide.
Malmö Designer Village, Sweden
The new Malmö Designer Village will be an outlet retail centre in a village layout with more than 100 retail units, as well as restaurants, cafes, and play areas.
Java House, East Africa
Constructing and refurbishing retail stores to increase revenue.
Steelcase new Worklife Centre, Indriangar, India
A four-storey standalone building featuring a double-height glass façade and an outdoor terrace to inspire holistic workplaces.
As customers are shifting more and more towards an online, non-physical retail environment when buying a car, multinational automobile manufacturer Nissan wanted to move from simply branding its buildings to developing a design based on the customer journey.
Our global experts give their news, views and analysis of the trends across retail and our clients provide specialist insights into the latest business moves and best practice in the sector.
Delivering assets in a deeper shade of green across Africa
In the next few decades, rapid urbanisation and population growth will mean a significant rise in construction activity. It is anticipated that the continent will account for close on 35 percent of the new floor area between 2040 and 2060.
Making net-zero construction commercially viable
As the global real estate industry grapples with rising costs triggered by supply chain disruption, clients face tough decisions to keep their projects on track and on budget.
Procuring for performance: opportunity in response to market uncertainty
Procurement needs to seize the opportunity to deliver a construction industry that will meet net-zero demands, build resilience and widen opportunities in the supply chain.
- Feasibility studies
- Programme management
- Development management
- Project management
- Cost management
- Design management
- Procurement and contract strategy
- Value engineering and value management
- Contract administration
- Technology and data
- Health and safety
- Lean consulting and operational excellence