This sector covers a range of project types which utilise all of our core capabilities of building services, sustainability and acoustics. Some retail project types typically have long lead-in periods and require a suitably high-level approach.
Refurbishment of retail centres requires a different focus involving the minimising of disruption. Hotels design is a specific discipline, requiring an understanding of the market and construction methods. Our acoustic team are specialists in cost-effective acoustic design of hotels, both new-build and refurbishment.
Scotch understands that large new retail centres require early engagement with utilities. Refurbishment of existing retail centres require a focus on understanding existing services. We believe that a working knowledge of the needs of tenants is crucial to successful delivery and operation of such schemes.
Space for tenant plant and designs that facilitate service routing to suitable external spaces are key considerations for building services. We understand the challenges of kitchen extract and odour control.
Hotels and leisure developments often involve historic and listed buildings. Scotch has a good understanding of the constraints inherent in these buildings. We are experienced in working as a team with heritage advisers to establish sympathetic design solutions that work with the building fabric and aesthetics.
Design drivers include;