We undertook the comprehensive and challenging electrical rewire job at one of the UK’s biggest department stores, House of Fraser.
Having worked in various House of Fraser stores up and down the UK for the past 8 years alongside CR2 M&E Solutions, we were tasked with a significant electrical rewire job in the Shrewsbury.
As a part of a major refurbishment of the old store, they needed us to move quickly to ensure downtime was kept to a minimum and trading wasn’t greatly affected.
The project was of great importance to the running of the department store. Outdated buildings are more likely to have unsafe electrical systems, which can become a fire hazard to both customers and staff.
Using our knowledge and understanding of multiple House of Fraser sites over the years, we were able to successfully complete the comprehensive electrical installation in phases, while keeping the Shrewsbury store up and running.
In just 4 months, we completed four department store floors, the café and toilet area – including all containment comms and small power and lighting.
To allow the store to stick to its regular opening hours, there were times when team had to work on the challenging tasks in public areas out of hours to minimise disruption.
The biggest electrical transformation we made was in the womenswear, menswear and beauty department, where we upgraded all lighting to LED. This not only provided a safer and energy-efficient solution to lighting, but its brighter qualities also helped make certain areas of the store stand out and create a premium ambience in keeping with the House of Fraser brand.
Together with CR2 M&E Solutions, we were able to complete every phase on time and often, ahead of schedule.
Upon the completion of the full store, we received minimal teething problems. Given the size of the project, this was an incredible achievement and testament to the quality of electrical work carried out by our team at Hills Electrical Group.
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I would personally like to thank everyone who has been involved in this project and to thank our customers during this time. House of Fraser Shrewsbury now offers customers a more premium shopping experience and has become a talking point amongst locals and visitors to the town.