Firstplan as Waitrose’s retained planning advisers, advise and successfully deliver planning strategy across the whole portfolio of our clients’ interests nationwide. Our work involves getting permission for new stores to asset management. Recent new stores have included Guildford and Heathfield, as well as a number of the small convenience stores.
Our day to day management work of existing stores ranges from extensions, shopfronts and signage schemes, to varying conditions to allow extended trading and delivery hours. We have also secured consent for numerous other minor works required to facilitate Waitrose business. This on-going portfolio management helps to ensure that each existing Waitrose stores maximises it trading efficiency and development potential, which is essential in today’s highly competitive supermarket sector.