New Stores for Flying Tiger
27 November 2018
Following the government announcements in response to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) we wanted to explain how HLP UK Ltd is handling the situation.
We will continue to deliver the services our clients rely on, while following the government’s advice.
Our priority is of course the health and wellbeing of all HLP colleagues, our clients, suppliers and associates. To ensure this we will be moving to remote working by Monday 23rd March, and have set up the processes to ensure that client deadlines continue to be met and we operate as near normal. We will continue to review the situation daily over the coming weeks.
With regard to specific activities:
New site attendance and surveys
We will continue to visit sites, travelling in line with government guidance. We will carry out thorough risk assessments for each project and only attend when there is low or no inter-personal contact eg vacant buildings. We will continue to operate rigorous personal hygiene standards.
Client and project meetings
We will aim to hold most meetings via video conference or telephone calls to minimise face to face contact. Where essential site visits are required, we will fully risk assess prior to attending.
Drawing, design and reporting
All activity will continue as usual, with team members working from home.
We hope that this will reassure you of our capacity to continue with business as usual. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns, or you want to discuss anything in more detail.
Traditionally this time of year is very busy in the retail property world, with clients and contractors pulling out all the stops to ensure stores are open to maximise the pre-Christmas trading period. As online shopping on Black Friday has grown in importance, so the need for bricks and mortar retailers to have a vibrant high street presence to sustain interest in their brand, has also grown. This date has become a key pre-Christmas opening deadline for the sector.
This year one of our long-standing clients. Flying Tiger is keeping the excitement high by opening two more stores, one in Eastbourne and one in St John’s Road, Battersea. These come hard on the heels of a new store in Lakeside in November.
We are proud to work with them on pre-acquisition surveys, helping the team make informed decisions about where to site their new stores. We also provide store layout design and full project management, including tender management and a regular on-site presence up to handover to the retail team.
Over the last decade Flying Tiger has become a major player on the UK High Street and their expansion plan has been going from strength to strength. Good luck to the two new teams as they open their doors this weekend! And just to prove that the retail industry, and Tiger in particular, never stands still, there are already new 2 new stores in the pipeline for January on site.
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