High Cross Leicester was the first project undertaken by C Erison Shopfitting for Footlocker and was completed in January 2021. It was secured through a competitive tender process undertaken by MACE on behalf of the client. The unit was an existing Disney Store which was converted to a latest specification Footlocker shop in just five weeks.

Foot Locker – Case Study


Client: Foot Locker Limited

Location: Unit SU5 & SU6 Lower Mall. High Cross Centre. Leicester. LE1 4AN

Project Type: New Store 

Duration: 5 Weeks 25/01/2021

Size: 465 m2

Overall Description: Complete fit out of a new store in shopping centre in Leicester

Scope Of Works: 

  • One of the first stores project managed by MACE in the United Kingdom and with design work by RPA Group.
  • Strip out of all walls, doors, floors, and ceilings from existing unit.
  • Strip out 2/3 of existing shopfront and re-level entrance.
  • Install new section of shopfront including new feature cladding to pilasters. 
  • Install new folding horizontal entrance shutter.
  • New tiled flooring throughout the sales area and vinyl to BofH.
  • New walls, wall linings, doors, skirting etc throughout.
  • Soffits mostly sprayed out black but new ceilings and bulkheads at shopfront.
  • New electrical and mechanical throughout the store.
  • Existing sprinkler system altered and adapted to suit new layouts.
  • Feature decorating and extensive vinyl graphics throughout. 
  • New staffroom, WC areas, staff and customer changing rooms.
  • Several items of bespoke joinery especially in fitting rooms.
  • Install of client supplied unitary.
  • Management of client directs. 

Project Restrictions:

  • Managing a site within a National Lockdown due to coronavirus.
  • Increased H&S considerations and requirements due to the pandemic and Government restrictions.
  • Footlockers tile supplier is based in Holland which brought in new Brexit regulations. 
  • All deliveries and waste removal had to be out of hours as only access to the unit was via the mall.
  • Noise and Dust reduction were considerable restrictions.
  • Christmas trading added significant pressures and restrictions on the site team.
  • Logistics hampered by splitting a project over the Christmas shutdown (two weeks on site pre-Christmas and 3 weeks in January)
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