CGA Completes High Street Retail Units in Spitalfields Market

May 3, 2023

CGA is thrilled to announce the completion of a project that brought 7 new retail spaces to the bustling area of Spitalfields Market.

The design for this project revolved around the construction of traditional high street shop units with a modern twist, boasting the use of high-performance glass and curtain wall systems. Each retail unit has been finished to the highest of standards, with dedicated heat and cooling systems, metered lighting and power. The new roof cover is a sedum green roof system that blends perfectly with the overall aesthetic of the finished product.

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The project was not without its challenges, however. Located in the heart of the busy Spitalfields Market, the team had to work around a 5-day-a-week market schedule. The building's existing spaces services were also fed from the Allen & Overy Building, and all new services had to be removed from the landlord's supplies. In addition, the Allen & Ovary Building security entrance was part of the scope to be upgraded and adapted.

To overcome these challenges, all works were undertaken behind safety and security hoardings, and the site team worked tirelessly to ensure that all logistics and waste removal happened during the early hours of the morning or weekends. CGA worked collaboratively with the A&O maintenance team to isolate and remove all services in a safe and efficient manner. The contractors' security entrance works were sequenced in two phases, ensuring minimal disruption to the daily influx of visitors to the building.

The scope of this project was extensive, including new roof finishes, structural steel for new projected shop fronts, new high-performance glass modules, bespoke curtain wall design profiles and doors system, and much more. Each retail unit also has its own individual metered electrical supply, insulated soffits, and new public health and waste services. The finishings are also top-notch, including rendered internal wall finishes, bifold doors to two number shop fronts, sedum roof finishes, and external cladding overhaul and paint finishes.

CGA is proud to have been a part of bringing these 10 new retail spaces to the vibrant area of Spitalfields Market. The completed project is a testament to our team's hard work and dedication to ensuring that each space is not only beautiful but also functional and efficient. We are confident that the new units will be a popular destination for shoppers and visitors alike.