Scott Tallon Walker Architect's broad experience covers a full range of diverse retail projects.
Whether a component of a larger commercial scheme designed to provide active frontage and vibrant uses at street level, the renovation and fit-out of a high street department store, or the commercial centre at the heart of a mixed use scheme, retail provides a key component of a number of Scott Tallon Walker's projects.
The departure of Switzers Department Store from Grafton Street , Dublin’s premier shopping street, resulted in two major retail projects in Dublin’s shopping hub. Our practice was appointed to design Marks & Spencer’s flagship store. We were also engaged to renovate the former Switzers store for Brown Thomas, Ireland’s exclusive department store. This project involved the conservation of facades, the creation of new shop fronts, and the rebuild of the three storey over double basement department store.
The design of new BMW showrooms, for this luxury car manufacturer, gave the practice the opportunity to develop its interest in light, beautifully crafted glazing systems, while showcasing the BMW product to its maximum advantage.
In the project for Newbridge Town Centre , the largest development of its type outside of Dublin, the proposal to create a terrace of apartments over shops framing the entrance to the shopping centre maintains the continuity of the urban fabric. Our urban design knowledge expertly resolves the problem of how to insert a shopping centre, a naturally introspective building form, into a streetscape.
The Point Village Shopping Centre, a vibrant complex of offices, hotel, cinemas and shops, is the commercial retail and leisure centre for the Point Village in Dublin’s Docklands. The design ensures that the Point Village will become a destination in the City Centre, whether to browse in the naturally lit shopping malls, see a movie or to simply hang out in the pavement cafes fronting onto Point Square .
Our practice's broad depth of experience with urban design and planning along with all pertinent elements of retail design can ensure maximising the commercial viability of a scheme while harmoniously integrating into the greater environment.