Sainsbury’s Local, Abbey Foregate

Following a competitive tender, Johal Dairies commissioned Shingler Construction to design and build this retail development for Sainsbury’s Local, located on Abbey Foregate in Shrewsbury. Shingler’s were proud to win this tender, due to their friendly and flexible approach.

The building, which had been empty for years, was an old ambulance station that was originally built in the 1950’s. Shingler Construction was required to gut the old offices and demolish the workshops and the old working garage. Like every construction refurbishment or new build, a project will always uncover construction challenges, this was no different as the team professionally handled the contaminated flooring of the garage caused by petrol, vehicle storage and movement.

The project included converting the original building into two retail units on the ground floor along with residential flats on the 1st floor; a one bedroom flat and a two bedroom flat. Shingler Construction worked to exact specifications given by Sainsbury’s including specific fit out, design and security requirements.

The area of the project covered a total of 1.5 acres. Externally, Shingler Construction provided a new parking area, lighting, signage, a new shop front and security bollards.

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