Urban Edge celebrates new Next store in Plymouth

Urban Edge Architecture (UEA) has delivered a new 75,531 sq ft (GIA) Next Home store, on a vacant brownfield site in Plymouth, on behalf of their client D.U.K.E. Properties (Marsh Mills) Limited, a subsidiary of Cromwell Property Group.

Sited on the edge of Marsh Mills retail park, the new £10.2 million Next Home is a “destination” store, with marble floors and a 10m high open atrium. The store offers fashions as well as housewares and “room sets” showcasing furniture and accessories, plus a coffee shop.

Explains Russell Gay, Director at UEA: “This is the third new store UEA has completed for Next, after successful projects at Edinburgh and Hanley. Being able to apply our understanding of how their buildings go together, as well as creating an excellent relationship with main contractor RTS Group, has made the whole project particularly enjoyable. Not only is it a great looking building, but it’s also an important new build scheme; a close collaboration between Cromwell Property Group, Next and Plymouth City Council to bring back into use a prominent Plymouth site that has stood derelict for 8 years.”

D.U.K.E. Properties (Marsh Mills) Limited, which is a subsidiary of Cromwell Property Group (previously VALAD Europe), constructed the shell building for their tenant, NEXT. Urban Edge Architecture was novated to the Main Contractor (RTS Group) when construction started on site in September 2017.