In October 2014 Mike Shaw requested a visit from Barland Shopfitters to discuss their plans and aspirations for their new fishery. Our brief was to design a modern, well lit and welcoming establishment. The plan was extensive and entailed a complete refurbishment of the old shop, including, preparation rooms, storage areas, staff facilities, shop fixtures and fittings. In addition occasional customer seating areas were to be included. Our designer constructed a 3D visual design detailing the proposed finishes. Consultation throughout this stage enabled us to provide Mike with a design scheme, which was state-of-the-art, within budget and which met with their expectations.
Work commenced in January 2015 working to a one month timescale. The building was completely re-designed and rewired with modern indoor and outdoor lighting, security alarms and sufficient sockets to operate a modern fishery. In addition floors and walls were tiled, resin floors laid and hygienic cladding fitted throughout the preparation areas. New plumbing, air conditioning, drainage, menu boards, and signage were installed. Contemporary designed wall vinyl in the customer seating area and shop frontage completed the modernisation. Mike was able to open as scheduled and have seen an immediate upturn in sales.