Davies & Lowry Optometrists, Pontypridd

When the owners of Davies and Lowry contacted us, they were in the process of giving their current building in Pontypridd, South Wales, a complete rebuild by refurbishing all the rooms on their first floor and creating a new retail and dispensing space on the ground floor. Mewscraft were enlisted to work on rejuvenating the ground floor after being recommended to them by a previous client of ours.

The criteria required a design that would bring the practice up-to-date with bright and eye-catching displays, but to also create a comfortable and warm atmosphere that would appeal to the local clientele. The existing retail space was going to be expanded due to the external staircase wall being removed, so Mewscraft seized this opportunity to craft the space into a much more functional and efficient enough to cater to the staff’s needs and services.

Our overall involvement in the project was to provide the design for the ground floor retail area, which meant supplying trade drawings for the client’s contractor as well as developing the concept, and also to supply and install all the furniture and displays. We chose a colour scheme that incorporated rich wood tones in the flooring with a palette of pastel blues on the walls and warm greys on the furniture. The subtle hints of textured wallpaper and copper pendant lights achieve a sophisticated, yet professional finish.

The finished retail space included: a new bespoke reception desk with custom-made storage wall behind, that fitted between the wall and structural column; off of this column, we fitted a dispensing bar for quick and more casual interactions with customers; two dispensing desks, one behind the storage wall and one within its own curved privacy wall; LED illuminated wall displays, either with a halo effect or backlit panelling; and matching display storage with glass top vision panels for added display opportunity.

The rebuild started in Spring 2019. Mewscraft were only on site for 2 days towards the end of the project to install the furniture and displays, but were involved throughout the refit process to aid the client and their contractors where needed.
Our Clients are delighted with their new look practice, and Mewscraft feel fortunate to have helped in upgrading their business.

Duration on site: 2 days (Mewscraft work on site only)

  • Supply and install new bespoke furniture and displays
  • Design package for selected trades
  • Supply of lighting
  • Supply of seating furniture

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