Designing for Independent Retailers and Attractions

July is Independent Retailers Month. A chance to shine a light on the wide variety of indie businesses that add character to our communities. Offering an alternative to global brands, whether it is a shop, cafe, bar, restaurant and more.

Born out of an individual passion or part of a family heritage. They deliver services, products and a customer experience which cannot be replicated by a multi national company.

2020 has presented a massive challenge to independent retailers everywhere. The coronavirus forcing us all to pause and adapt quickly to a situation unimaginable at the end of last year.

While there has been a surge in online shopping and communication. One thing that lockdown has shown is that people are a sociable bunch. Society still has a need for physical places to meet, shop, dine, drink and be entertained. Places to enjoy each others company and feel part of a community.

Creating Spaces and Experiences for Independent Retailers

Here at Phaus, we are interior architects and designers with extensive experience of working with independent retailers. Connecting people to your own unique brand experience. Creating the places where customers will join with you, fostering loyalty and success. All while supporting the local economy too.

From a relaxing cuppa in the Cafe at Manchester Art Gallery, to rustic Italian dining in a Mancunian suburb. Maybe you would like to get away to the regions most exciting new food, music, and unique cultural space in Escape to Freight Island. Whatever the offering, we deliver high quality creative solutions to independent retailers and organisations.

Designing for Independent Retailers

The key to our success is the four-stage process which underpins everything from meticulous research, creative thinking, materials, budgets and first class project management. 

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Stepping up to Today’s Challenges

There’s no escaping the impact of Covid-19 on independent retailers and attractions. Changing the retail landscape, and our habits and interactions, possibly forever. 

We are here to help you realise a place which combines safety and enjoyment for your customers and staff in this new era. Are you having to redesign and adapt an existing space? Planning to create and launch a new venture? Please contact us today.