Site planning, design and development
As a trusted advisor to your project, Mark Walsh and Associates will recommend a team of architects, engineers and planners that will best serve your needs. We can oversee the the team as your project manager.
New Store Design
MWA helps our clients implement proven design and layout strategies that will enhance the guest experience, increase sales and optimize space. We collaborate with architects and design firms to create logical “destinations”, while improving visibility and traffic flow within your store. We’ll show you the best place for your tills. We’ll remove blind spots so staff can see what is going on at all times. We’ll design open-concept floor plans that allow clear visual penetration – so customers can find what they are looking for at a glance. We’ll arrange merchandise to maximize complementary sales. And we’ll ensure you washrooms meet your customer’s high standards.
A large part of our business involves renovating (or refreshing) dated or underperforming stores so they can achieve their full sales potential – and attract new clients while retaining exising ones. MWA will work with you to develop a strategic floor plan that is modern, enticing and follows best practices in sales and merchandising.
We strive to keep disruption to a minimum – and are generally able to keep the store open throughout the renovation process. This ensures we don’t disrupt the buying habits of your existing customers or lose them to the competition.
Does your site allow for adequate traffic flow without causing congestion? Does it accommodate tanker trucks? What about street access? Is there adequate space for a future car wash? MWA can identify the pros and cons of a site, and advise on opportunities and limitations that may impact immediate and future development.