July 2017

SMR Architects are pleased to announce the grand opening of Aldi’s Chichester store.  The Aldi was opened by Olympian Chris Langridge, who won a Bronze in Rio last year for Badminton Men’s Doubles.  The completion of this food store marked the completion of second phase of a larger Retail development, SMR achieved Outline Planning consent for the Barnfield Retail Park masterplan on behalf of the Brookhouse Group.

The store represents a contemporary design, incorporating a mixture of traditional and modern materials to compliment the overall masterplan, SMR worked with Marbank Construction to complete this phase of work.  Phase 1 of the project comprised of the design and construction of three retail units; Halfords, The Food Warehouse by Iceland and Wickes store with garden centre and car park facilities and an extension to an adjoining Garden of Remembrance and was undertaken with PPE Construction. Future works are already underway for the larger half of the site, for a further 100,000 sqft of new retail and leisure space.

SMR look forward to continuing our involvement on this flagship retail development in the heart of Chichester with Brookhouse Group, bringing much needed modern large format retail accommodation and further investment to the town centre.