Retailer Glasswells has unveiled the new-look atrium at its Bury St Edmunds store, updating a 20-year-old extension to the entrance, which houses the retailer’s homewares and bedroom departments and a purpose-built carpet warehouse.
MD Paul Glasswell says: “Glasswells always strives to offer our customers the latest and most stylish furnishing options, and it is essential that our environment provides visitors with the very best shopping experience to match this. We are a forward-thinking company and understand how important it is to move with the times and embrace change.
“Whilst the store will be given a fresh new look, our ethos of offering the widest choice, at the best value, with the highest customer service will remain the same.”
The work was planned and managed in-house by Glasswells’ visual merchandiser and interior designer, Sarah Norris. Sarah began work in October 2016, with a £150,000 22-seat extension to Glasswells’ in-store restaurant.
The start of the atrium work was delayed by spring’s lockdown, then by extensive flooding at the end of August, but was under way again by September.
Glasswells says it plans to integrate more technology into the space, and that the atrium refurb is just larger of a larger modernisation programme which will see its home accessories and lighting departments updated in the future.