adidas – Croydon

Project Description

Client: adidas
Location: Croydon
Duration: 6 weeks

This would be 7formations second project for Adidas, works included the construction of partition walls to form the retail area, changing rooms, and the back of the house, along with the lining of the perimeter walls.

The underside of the roof was sprayed, and the floor received a Pandomo finish. The unit received a full electrical andn mechanical installation to the latest Adidas specification. Bespoke retail racking and display modules were fitted to the sales area, with the back of house area providing staff toilets, kitchen, and canteen. The aggressive 6week project was completed on time and on budget.

Lidl – Croydon


Project Description

Client: Lidl
Location: Croydon
Duration: 12 weeks

This would be 7formation’s first project for the German supermarket Lidl. The fit-out would include the construction of a steel
mezzanine with concrete slabs to form the welfare area, along with a separate mezzanine for the plant deck, and a steel portal frame to form the Bakery. A further steel frame was installed to support the full-height glazed lobby. The underside of the roof was sprayed white. All perimeter walls were lined, plastered, and decorated, and a dividing wall was built to form the sales floor, warehouse, toilet, cash office, and DRS room. The unit received ceramic tiles throughout. A full M&E package included a new mains board and BMS panels. The refrigeration works included a combined backup chiller and freezer, dry coolers, and sales floor chiller cabinets. The installation of a full-height glazed lobby and auto doors.
External works included the installation of 3 external signs and 1 totem, with the car park being planned and resurfaced. The works were completed on time and within budget for the store opening on Thursday 5th August.

Guildhall Shopping Centre

Project Description

Client: Edinburgh House
Location: Stafford
Duration: 17 weeks

7formation were tasked with the complete renewal of decorative ceilings throughout the shopping center thoroughfares, including the strip out of existing Mechanical & Electrical. New decorative coffer ceilings with feature LED lighting were installed, adapting the. existing ceilings to match the new design. The main ceiling works were carefully phased and carried out through the night to minimize the impact on the shop owners and their customers. Management of the works included the coordination with incumbent sprinklers, fire alarm, and security equipment contractors. A new illuminated
glass canopy was installed at the Market Square Entrance to the grade 2 listed building. The Canopy incorporating integral LED illumination was installed after the center closed, with the team working throughout the night to ensure the entrance was ready for trading the next day. The grade 2 entrance façade would also receive a full chemical clean, pigeon deterrent nets, new feature LED lighting, and a set of new automated doors.

River Island

Project Description

Client: River Island
Location: Bury
Duration: 4 weeks

7formation were tasked with the reconfiguration of RIVER ISLAND’s trading store in Bury. Day and night works were phased in an effort to minimize the impact on customers and local residents. A new kids’ area was installed, involving the construction of a dividing jumbo wall, flooring, electrics, decorations, and display units. Since completion, 7formation has been awarded further contracts with River Island.

Henry Riley – Greyhound Retail Park


Project Description

Client: Greyhound Retail Park / Henry Riley
Location: Chester
Duration: 12 weeks

Acting as principal contractor 7formation has recently completed a major re-development project at the Greyhound Retail Park in Chester. Working closely with Property and Construction Consultants Henry Riley and Architects Urban Edge, 7formation was responsible for the re-configuration of three front elevation shop entrances with the added pressure of maintaining a safe trading environment throughout the twelve-week programme. The works would include the removal of the existing glass portals forming the entrance canopy and extensive structural alterations to the front elevation steel frames and roofs. A bespoke scaffolding and advertising hoarding were erected externally to provide a safe working area, whilst internally a protected walkway and full height front elevation hoarding was installed to provide the customers with a safe and presentable shopping experience. Communication on projects like these is paramount in maintaining a safe working environment. The site manager held daily
meetings with the store managers, providing them with an update on the works planned for the day to minimize the impact on the store trading. Along with the new glass façade, the external cladding was replaced providing a complete transformation and a new modern shopping experience. Alongside these external works 7formation also completed a phased internal refurbishment of both the DFS and Sofology stores for the respective clients.

Designer Sofas Group


Project Description

Client:   Designer Sofas Group
Location:   Multiple Locations

7formation received a request from its client Designer Sofas to provide a full turn-key service to manage and fit out 4 stores across the UK. The projects would require careful planning and execution and be completed within a four-week programme, in readiness for a Boxing Day launch. The Natuzzi “Editions” specification would be rolled out into new retail units in Norwich, Rugby, Romford, and Abbottsinch in Scotland. New partitions, furniture bays, feature wall’s and lighting panels were installed along with the provision of new floor coverings and the full redecoration of the trading area and back of the house. Within the programme 7formation organised, received, and installed deliveries of bespoke fixtures and fittings from Natuzzi Italy, including feature dividing walls, light panels, and furniture. The Multi-Store fit out was completed on budget and on programme.


“We have now worked with 7formation for the past four years across 12 separate projects and it is very rare in the building and construction industry that a business or domestic client can recommend their building contractor so highly……7formation are above all nice and fair business people to deal with who not only provide an excellent finished product but the service given by the whole team from start to finish is second to none. We look forward to soon embarking on our new projects for Boxing Day 2021 with them”

Michael Solomon – Director

Decathlon Surrey Quays

Project Description

Client:   Decathlon UK
Location:   Surrey Quays

Project Light is a mixed-use development at Canada Water in Southwark, aimed at delivering a new style town Centre, with homes and a range of commercial and community outlets across a seven-acre site. French sports retailer Decathlon awarded 7formation the contract to deliver their 100,000sq ft retail space and offices as the client’s new flagship London store.

The retail space over two floors would require the installation of lifts and escalators. The store that would house equipment for over 70 sports also included state-of-the-art interactive golf simulators, a mini badminton court, and bike testing stations. Situated on the first floor 7formation carried out a full fit-out of works to develop the companies open plan office space. Structural walls were removed, a raised mezzanine area was built.

A 500m2 Jumbo wall was installed to segregate the office and retail areas. Specialist screeds were laid in readiness for the bespoke floor finishes. The works would also include the installation of a staff kitchen/leisure space along with glass meeting rooms. Suspended ceilings were installed throughout the first-floor office space. Toilet areas received ceramic tiles to walls and floors along with bespoke vanity units and cubicles.

7formation was responsible for coordinating the Electrical, Mechanical AC, and IT installations in both the retail and office areas. Flooring, decoration and an extensive signage installation completed the works. In addition to the main works, 7formation also developed bespoke Yoga and MUGA areas. The works were completed within a 14-week programme.

Time-Lapse Video


Project Description

Client: Footasylum
Location: Bullring & Grand Central – Birmingham
Duration: 16 weeks

Working in collaboration with Footasylum, 7formation have completed an ambitious 16 week project to create Footaslyum’s new flagship store, which is 10x the size of the previous store!

To start the project, we were tasked with the strip out of the unit, and taking it back to a bare unit. We completed a full fit-out of the 2-level store, including the stock rooms and staff room. Within the project, we removed the previous escalator to replace it with a brand new double-width staircase, installed 6 different floor finishes with accompanying light tracks, and installed a suspended light feature and feature lighting blocks to finish the look.