Waitrose plans new 30,000sq ft store in Chester for 2014 with Barr Construction

New store for Chester

New store for Chester

Barr Construction has secured a contract to create the new 30,000sq ft Waitrose store in Chester, Cheshire.

The announcement comes ahead of the opening of the new Waitrose Helensburgh, which was on target to open its doors to the public on 24 October 2013, following a successful construction and fit out by Barr.

Derek Simpson, operations manager at Barr, is looking forward to continuing the partnership with the retailer. He said: “The Chester contract win is a testament to our track record of delivering stores for the major retail chains over the past 20 years.

“As the first Waitrose we have handled all construction and fit out activity for, the Helensburgh store has been a flagship project for Barr.

“On the back of the Helensburgh opening, it is especially pleasing to announce our second construction and fit out project with the retailer.”

Waitrose director of development, Nigel Keen, said: “We have quickly established an excellent relationship with Barr and are looking forward to building on that success with our new shop in Chester.  They have a clear understanding of our brand values and the high standards we deliver to our customers.”

The Chester store will be Barr Construction’s fifth Waitrose project in the UK, following projects in Helensburgh, Stirling, Walton-Le-Dale and Newton Mearns.

Work is expected to commence in spring 2014.