Hoardfast for retail fit out hoarding
Company: Vision Express
Location: National, multiple locations across the UK
Overview: Retail fit out hoarding – concession roll-outs within Tesco stores
Solution: Hoardfast uPVC
Vision Express is one of the largest optical retailers in the UK and part of GrandVision, the global leader in optical retail operating in more than 40 countries. With almost 600 stores nationwide, Vision Express first opened its doors in Newcastle in 1988. Built on a passion for the profession, it has gone from strength to strength, driven by a commitment to unparalleled customer service and providing the best individual optical care, the right product and great value. In 2017 Vision Express announced its acquisition of Tesco Opticians, adding 200 stores into its estate and prompting an intensive refurbishment project.
Westgate Global were awarded the hoarding roll-out project for all store refurbishments including; delivery, hoarding installation and demount, installation of disruption graphics, collection, cleaning and re-delivery. Every store in the UK and Ireland needed to be updated in the five month project schedule, and with some stores being in remote locations in the Isle of Wight and Scottish Highlands, this meant extensive planning was key…
Stores were placed into three categories, small, medium and large, with small receiving 10 linear metres of hoarding and large 25 linear metres. Westgate Global provided the 2.25m high free-standing uPVC Hoardfast panel and offset weighted support foot. Each support had a single 16kg Hoardfast weight installed, these were positioned in 1 metre increments (or every two panels). Over 6000 linear metres of hoarding was installed in total across the project.