- Client: Lucas Furniture
- Architect: Wilson Mason Architecture and Interior Design
- Location: Aylesbury, England
- Architecture Team: Wilson Mason
- Year: 2020
Wilson Mason Unveils Design for Brand New Aylesbury Furniture Outlet
Architecture and design firm Wilson Mason has been appointed for a new two-story Lucas Furniture outlet, set to open Summer 2020. Work has commenced on the new 75,000 sq. ft. site, which is located adjacent to the Aylesbury Vale train station and has links into London Marylebone.
Wilson Mason envisioned the project to create a new destination store for Aylesbury. The planning for the new build proposes a contemporary, timeless design with a strong, recognizable identity for Lucas Furniture. In addition to the showroom, the site plans include a coffee shop and extensive native external landscaping with parking facilities. A 30,000 sq. ft. distribution center has also been incorporated into the design, adding to the dynamic mix of commercial activity for the new site.
Sustainability and limiting environmental impact have guided much of the design of the development. The building envelope, site layout, and form all intend to maximize daylight for the store interior and support low energy passive environmental strategies. The spacious interior has also been designed to enhance the customer’s retail experience. The proposed materials for the outlet will reflect the heritage and high-quality products associated with the furniture store, creating an attractive development with fine detailing.
In addition to the carefully selected detailing and orientation of the building to conserve energy, photovoltaic panels are incorporated into the south-facing roof pitches to generate energy for use within the building. The energy generated on-site by these panels will limit the long-term environmental impact of the development.
Wilson Mason secured the contract and developed a design that adapts the recent movement towards experiential, leisure-led retail. A key focus was to attract customers to visit the store over ordering online, as well as to increase the number of times customers would like to spend in-store by creating a brand universe retail and leisure hybrid site.
About Wilson Mason LLP
Wilson Mason LLP is a multidisciplinary practice with expertise in the fields of architecture, interior design, master planning, 3D Modelling, and Principal Designer services. Founded in the 1920s, Wilson Mason currently has offices covering the UK, combining expertise to produce exceptional spaces and environments in all major sectors; including leisure, heritage, retail, hospitality, healthcare, education, and workplace.
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