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Retail Architecture – Colchester Stanway
The new store is ideally located to provide accessibility to customers on a site bounded by the B1408 London Road, the A1124, and the new relief road which links directly to the A12.
The scheme was designed to replace the existing store located on the Tollgate West Retail Park, on the opposite side of London Road. The Sainsbury’s team secured full planning consent for the current scheme which provides sales at both grade & mezzanine levels as well as 875 car parking spaces and the PFS.
The position of the store within the site makes it highly visible from all approach routes. The location together with the scale of the new building has influenced the visual appearance of the store with each elevation, including the roof using its design and prominence to create the “Landmark Gateway Store” desired by the Local Authority.