The team at Barber Design are proud to announce today that we have won a prestigious award for our retail design work. Last night our design for the Triathlon Shop in Bristol won the Bridgford Interiors Best Large Format Store of the Year at the Retail Week Interior Awards 2015.
We were nominated for a total of four awards at the ceremony this year – which was quite an achievement in itself – so we were absolutely thrilled to receive this award in recognition for our work with this wonderful independent Bristol-based store.
After outgrowing their original store at Temple Quay, the Triathlon Shop realised it was time to move to larger premises and called upon Barber to help them to create their dream retail environment. The Triathlon Shop is Bristol’s only store dedicated to the three triathlon sports of running, swimming and cycling all in one place and features lots of specialist facilities including an endless pool, bike fitting studio and gait analysis equipment.
The store on Bristol’s Harbourside was part of a brand new development so when it came to the original retail design, we had a blank canvas to work with. We suggested a mezzanine floor to distinguish the different retail areas, creating a logical retail layout and optimal customer flow throughout the store – with bicycles on the first floor and swimming and running equipment at ground level along with a range of services and a treatment room for the Harbourside’s keen sporting community.
In addition to designing the retail environment and customer experience, we developed new branding and a range of bespoke retail systems designed to support different products and services, working closely with the client and project management teams to support the store fitting.
Above are a few photos of the store interior along with some of our team members collecting the award and celebrating at last night’s award ceremony. It was a great evening and it really is an honour to have been nominated for so many awards. Winning something like this is tremendously important to us and we are delighted to have received this level of industry recognition from such a prestigious source.