A retail rollout which included Lids’ Lakeside home

Client / 
Lids
Sector / 
Retail
Location / 
London, UK

Part of a series of retail store rollouts across the UK

US-based sports retailer Lids recently opened its first four European stores – appointing Agilité Ss to manage the commercial interiors for outlets in Covent Garden, Bright, London’s O2, and Lakeside Shopping Centre.

Four projects delivered in just four weeks – and in time for Christmas.

A P C E

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Plan

Forming part of a popular out-of-town shopping centre in West Thurrock, Essex – just beyond the eastern boundary of Greater London – Lids’ 60m² Lakeside Shopping Centre store

Align

To uphold the consistent store and brand identity which Lids is known for throughout the U.S. and Canada, the scope of works included the building out of walls – alongside the installation of a slatted feature wall, embroidery counter, and cash cube.

Communicate

With no time between possession and site start, the project wasn’t without its challenges – particularly when an issue with wood delivery meant the team had to improvise – and call upon strong industry connections – to finish the slat wall in time for the opening.

What’s more, the commercial landlord’s extensive regulatory and health and safety administration process took a considerable amount of time, given the team had to conduct legionella sampling as the unit had previously been vacant for two years.

Execute

Delivered on time and to specification, the team also took care of all lighting, IT, data, and electrical work, as well as HVAC, the fire alarm system, and all emergency signage too.

The success of this project saw Agilité Solutions appointed to further support the brand’s UK expansion at stores across the whole of the UK.

Lids sells 30 million hats every year, and the London store openings form part of a much wider programme of planned international expansion for the brand. As specialists in facilitating European growth for organisations, we are delighted to be a part of such an important rollout. Delivering four store fit-outs in as many weeks was no mean feat, but our UK team worked hard to ensure consistency across each project and create the immersive shopping experience the brand is known for in the U.S.

Neil Coales
Managing director at Agilité Solutions

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