The Lexicon, Bracknell
Project – The Lexicon. Bracknell Shopping Centre
Client – Bracknell Regeneration Partnership
Contractor – Mace
Value - £2m
Lucas has a proud history of working on major schemes in the retail sector for the nation’s favourite High Street multiples, for the biggest shopping centres in the country and for some of the finest stores in the West End. Marks & Spencer, Sainsburys, Peter Jones and Reiss to name but a few, and we have delivered some iconic work at major shopping centres over the last 20 years such as Bluewater and Westfield Stratford City.
So we were delighted to win and complete a complex series of painting and refurbishment packages at the new Lexicon shopping centre in Bracknell, part of a major £240 million scheme to regenerate the town centre.
Our workload trebled during the course of the project for Mace, testament to our flexible approach and reflecting our ability and willingness to step in and do whatever is necessary to ensure the smooth progress of construction and finishing.
We applied Armorcoat polished plaster finishes to walls, staircases and lift lobby areas in the main double-height entrance of the shopping centre, following a specified colour palette.
We delivered a customer toilet fit out package, installing cubicles, sanitary ware, tiling and panelling, and we also completely fitted out a facilities management suite for the operators who now oversee the shopping centre.
A Lucas specialist painting team undertook the application of a Stirling Lloyd resin flooring system for the new multi storey car park serving The Lexicon, coating all floors and spiral ramps with a highly durable methyl methacrylate (MMA) treatment, and painting the demarcation lines and areas for directing motorists.
Our Innovation Centre back at Lucas HQ developed a complex system of stencils allowing our operatives to painstakingly recreate a representation of the distinctive artistic surfaces of the new Fenwick store, in the car park areas adjacent to the store – providing a visually pleasing way to direct shoppers to their destination.
We also undertook further packages including a major refurbishment and specialist painting programme to an existing car park that also serves the shopping centre, undertook sub-floor enabling works in a new multi-cinema complex ahead of the installation of auditorium seating, and insulation works in two new stores in the centre.
Lucas has it covered on the High Street, in the West End and out of town.