Excellent organisation and communication are essential for success
Given the quantity and diversity of locations, organisation and communication were the two key elements of this project. From confirmation of a site location our Principal Surveyor made contact with the Retail Store Manager to verify that the concession location was in the correct condition for a surveyor to visit.
The precursor to the change in site location or size is often construction or refurbishment work, so it was essential that this work was completed before the site survey took place. The survey consisted of a floor plan, a reflected ceiling plan, internal elevations and a photo location plan.
Once these had been created the quality and accuracy of information was verified by our Principle Surveyor before issuing to PRL.
255 concession surveys in 25 European countries in 18 months
In 18 months CADS surveyed 255 store-in-store concessions in 25 countries throughout Europe. Each survey was completed with the required information supplied to Polo Ralph Lauren within a 2 week period of receiving the brief. We have in place a multi-lingual team of surveyors and have reproduced PRL’s survey specification in five different languages.
The required information included a floor plan, reflected ceiling plan, internal elevations and the route from the store loading bay to the concession location. All information was supported by photographs referenced to the floor plans and elevations.
There was also a checklist that needed to be completed including details about the loading bay, the electricity supply and various other elements that are required by the project manager to facilitate the fit out.