SPECIALIST ARCHITECTURE FIRM LISTED ON NEW FRAMEWORK FOR TOP RETAILER

RETAIL architecture specialist LK2 has been awarded a place on the new panel of architectural consultants providing services to Marks and Spencer through its new and improved framework, aiming to streamline the delivery of new stores across the UK.

LK2, a firm with offices in London and Lincoln, has been working with M&S since 2017 when it delivered a 40,000 sq ft store for the retail giant in Port Glasgow.

As part of the two-year framework, LK2 will be delivering everything from foodhalls to full-line stores across the country, ensuring it is able to support M&S in creating efficient stores which serve local communities.

LK2’s M&S account manager and team lead, Mark Howarth, has worked with the retailer on some of its major flagship stores overseeing extensions, interior refits and modernisation works. He said: “We are delighted to have earnt a place on M&S’ new framework, which has been completely re-worked to ensure delivery of new stores and foodhalls is efficient and strategic.

“We have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to retail and leisure and understand what M&S needs from its stores both functionally and aesthetically. This framework will enable our team to continue to work in new streams and build on our expertise, allowing us to work on a wide breadth of schemes across the country.”

The full-line store in Port Glasgow was the first store delivered by LK2 for M&S on its previous framework and saw LK2’s team oversee the fit-out, construction and on-site works.

Mark added: “We are eager to begin working on a number of new exciting projects for M&S and are looking forward to showcasing our unique approach to problem-solving when it comes to both large and small retail schemes.”

LK2 is a group of unique companies of chartered architects and sports and leisure business advisors. It specialises in using sport and leisure as a vehicle to blend together a range of sectors including mixed use developments, residential, retail and urban regeneration schemes.

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