Michael Kors Flagship at Regent Street
World-renowned designer of luxury clothing and accessories, Michael Kors, has recently introduced a flagship store on one of London’s major shopping destinations, Regent Street.
Offering just about everything that even the savviest of shoppers could desire, the store presents its signature style where plush meets contemporary with a range of effortlessly cool products on display.
The main contractor was Guildprime, a company specialising in a diverse range of unrivalled specialist contract services, with over 30 years in the industry. Guildprime have worked with a number of prestigious clients, bringing to fruition the most ambitious of builds – often exceeding client expectations.
Premier Retail spoke to Kevin Potter, Managing Director at Guildprime, to discuss the company’s involvements with the flagship boutique. Kevin commented:
“From the very beginning the project began in October last year and the store opened in May. The feedback has been great; it seems the store has been received really well.
“We installed state-of-the-art-systems and a floating staircase made from stainless steel and glass, creating a sense of extravagance as a focal feature within the store. There are only two points of contact with the floor from the basement right up to the first floor.
“Behind the staircase there is a striking Sensitile panel displaying a mirror with LEDs set inside it and that runs from the basement up to the first floor.
“The only external works we carried out was installing the new shopfront – the exterior had already been renovated by the landlord when we took over.”
Presenting glamour and style outside and in, Michael Kors Regent Street seamlessly combines a stunning bronze shopfront with chic interiors. Clean lines, stainless steel units and marble features complete the space, in addition to a special waterfall-style glass that has been incorporated throughout the store.
“Our biggest challenge was probably the fact that there were a lot of structural alterations to the fabric of the building to get the staircase, passenger lift and goods lift in. Working with the staircase was also difficult as it was such a complex process. Also, working on Regent Street has its challenges.
“The programme was challenging to begin with as we completed the whole store within six months, which is a short turnaround and our team was working hard all day, every day. However it worked out a success in the end!”
Interestingly, Kevin revealed:
“There are a few more stores in the pipeline and hopefully we will also be acting as main contractor for those stores. This is very exciting for us.
“We’re very privileged to be part of the intervention of Michael Kors, and to have fitted out their largest and most prominent flagship store in the world is a great thing – we feel very proud to have been chosen as the main contractor.”