After a period of uncertainty at the old Marlow location, Partners were happy to start at their new shop 200 yards away when it opened on 13th January 2011.
Set in a converted office block, developers faced many challenges bringing the premises up to scratch, one of which was checking whether the upper floors would take the weight of a busy shop and warehouse. Cleverly, the construction team created a 9 by 5m water tank to test the security of the upper levels as well as structurally underpinning the building to open up the atrium area.
Although smaller than the previous branch and with a smaller assortment, new features were introduced at Marlow, such as a ‘Food for Now’ counter, and Partners exceeded the sales forecast for the three days of opening.
Chapel Street Marlow Buckinghamshire SL7 1DD