Sailmakers in Ipswich has been shortlisted for the BCSC Gold Award 2016
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Sailmakers in Ipswich has been shortlisted for the BCSC Gold Award 2016

Our recently completed scheme for LaSalle Investment Management has revitalised a tired shopping centre located in Ipswich town centre, fully remodelling entrances, internal finishes and circulation, whilst ensuring that the centre was fully operational during the construction programme.

Elevations were simplified, and entrances and circulation was redesigned and reconfigured. Removing the central lift made the centre’s circulation more legible. These changes - together with new finishes throughout, wayfinding, lighting and a new Customer Lounge - have transformed the shopping experience at the centre. Energy efficient LED lighting specified in all mall areas, and the introduction of natural ventilation have dramatically reduced energy consumption and maintenance costs, lowering service charge for retailers and encouraging new tenants.

Since completion this summer, the centre’s footfall and resultant income for retailers has increased by 32%, and the vacancy rate has dropped by 47.5%, showing the direct and quantifiable benefits which good design can bring.

We were delighted to have worked with such an excellent team on this successful project and are very proud indeed of the completed centre.

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