Case Study: Meadowfresh Butchers & Deli, Chesterfield
Butchers shop relocation to new retail unit with expansion of Delicatessen and Café.
Meadowfresh butchers have been based in chesterfield for 22 years and had been looking for bigger premises for many years. When the right property finally caught their eye Sam Brook of Meadowfresh approached HK Interiors with the plan of moving his existing town centre butchers shop out of the small outer-market shop unit they currently occupied and into the proposed double unit retail space that had previously been a music store.
As well as moving and expanding the existing butchery business Sam wanted to extend the business and incorporate a café and delicatessen in the new premises. HK Interiors helped develop this expansion by planning the project from concept to completion.
Sam’s original butchers shop had approximately 4 metres of fresh meat display counter but the new design gave him over 19 metres of fresh meat, fish and cooked meat counter display, not to mention in the adjacent unit a 13.5 metre servery counter for hot food, coffee and snacks.
The entire interior of the units were stripped, re-wired, plumbing services relocated and cladded. We undertook building works to create a new meat and fish retail store, a café with raised mezzanine seating area and fresh meat preparation area.
We installed two new aluminium shopfronts totalling over 10 metres in length and created granite pilasters and stall risers. New floor finishes were applied combining tiles, vinyl and resin floors to suit each area and the walls were decorated, tiled and cladded to suit.
Servery and back bar counters were manufactured and installed with Solid Surface tops to suit the scheme and a sign-written feature bulkhead was formed over the café servery to hide the extraction canopy and associated system.
Since opening the new butchers, fish and cooked meat retail shop along with the cafe and deli has received fantastic feedback from customers and even won Best New Store in the Chesterfield Retail Awards 2015.