ISG in Italy recently delivered a new store for JD Sports: the UK’s leading retailer of branded sportswear. The new store is located within the newly built ‘Arese Shopping Centre’ on the outskirts of Milan, and is the third JD Sports store delivered by ISG and their first project for the brand in Northern Italy.
What are the project details?
ISG started the project in January 2016, entailing both the store’s design and fit out. The fit out works mainly involved adding new elements, such as the flooring, ceiling, dry lining, paintings; and plasterboard partitions in the sales area, fitting rooms and back of house. The project also required ISG to install a shopfront, a fire prevention system and new mechanical and electrical systems, before finally adding the furniture.
Did ISG face any challenges?
At the time of working on the project, the Arese Shopping Centre was still under construction so ISG had to carefully plan deliveries by liaising with the Pilotage, landlord and other tenants. Not only was the shopping centre incomplete, but it was also built to achieve a LEED Gold rating, causing ISG to have to implement numerous procedures to ensure the store was LEED Gold compliant.
After meticulously adapting the store’s design to fit JD’s concept and adhering to the Pilotage restrictions, ISG completed and handed over the store in April 2016. The quick, 11-week programme meant that the store was open in time for the Grand Opening of Arese Shopping Centre, which is now the largest European Shopping Centre.
Josè Diaz-Pavon Marti, JD Sports’ Project Manager for Spain & Italy commented on ISG’s performance: ”Excellent work! Special thanks to Sarah and Daniele for making it easy, which is definitely not!”
Want to know more about our work for JD sports? Take a look at the case study for Size?, Milan