A city centre retail regeneration project in Exeter, UK.
In 2005 Land Securities (now LandSec) in partnership with The Crown Estate, commenced the redevelopment of Princesshay in the city centre of Exeter by undertaking an archaeological did that yielded over a tonne of Roman artifacts.
In September 2007, 60 new shops and restaurants, including a pedestrian street with double-height storefronts opened in a scheme that went on to win the British Council of Shopping Centres' "Supreme Gold Award" in 2007, Retail Week's "Shopping Location of the Year" and the International Council of Shopping Centers' "Best Medium Sized Shopping Centre in Europe" in 2008.
LandSec commenced a tender process to secure an outsourced retail delivery supplier to provide a project specific solution for the Pricesshay project.
At the same time, Vindico emerged in the UK as a specialist supplier in a market dominated by multi-discipline, construction-led consultancies. Given the complexity of the city-centre, mixed use scheme of the project, LandSec awarded the project to Vindico, recognising the importance of retail delivery to the success of the project.
Vindico provided a retail delivery content, design, manage and onsite solution for Princesshay.
The project team interfaced between the client, construction and leasing to manage the unit specification and construction programme whilst engaging with tenants through the delivery process.
Vindico delivered the technical design content and managed tenant design submissions through a multi-stakeholder process, before overseeing fitout compliance and support, facilitating tenant fitout and commissioning in a logistically constrained construction environment.
Our decision to appoint Vindico gave us the expertise and commitment we needed from the retail delivery discipline to successfully open Princesshay.
Head of Retail Delivery