|Client||Carrs Pasties Ltd.|
|Project||Conversion of car wash into retail outlet|
|Project Start Date||May 2017|
|Completion Date||September 2017|
Carrs Pasties is a family run bakery based in Bolton that has been baking perfect pasties since 1938. The company is constantly seeking to improve its customers experience and were in desperate need to open a new, larger retail outlet to sell its pasties and other freshly baked products to the public. The existing shop in front of the bakery being far too small, with customers often queuing outside in the lovely Bolton 'sunshine'.The Challenge
Finding a suitable location was a challenge, until the adjacent 'Big Wash' closed. The well-known car wash on Manchester Road, directly next to their Bakery was an ideal location, but how do you turn a car wash into a pastie shop?The Solution
David built the design team, interviewing local Architects to find the right person and bringing in a Structural Engineer and Service Consultant. Carrs Pasties brief was for maximised front of house shop space, walk in freezer, space for ovens and carparking.
David provided a full range of services, Project Management, Quantity Surveying and Contract Administration. David consulted with the client to establish a firm brief and communicated this to the design team and the contractor throughout the project, offering clear, honest and professional advice and ensuring the client’s brief was achieved.
The project involved partially demolishing the existing car wash and extending the front to form the retail space, with a modern design and a light spacious interior. The new unit has a large, glazed facade, bespoke counters with ambient and heated display areas, ovens, walk in freezer and a carpark to the rear plus a customer collections area. New cladding replaced the original to suit Carrs Pasties image. The project also included mechanical and electrical installations, landscaping, paving and signage.
The Result The project completed within budget and on programme. The result has been a magnificent success; sales have increased well beyond Carrs Pasties expectations and provided a more visible offering to passing trade. The company are delighted with the outcome of the project. Please see the Testimonial from Mr J Carr. David has established a good working relationship and has gone on to carry out more projects for Carrs Pasties.