A striking new flagship 13,000ft2 Apple concept store has opened at Brent Cross Shopping Centre.
CNM’s proud and successful association with the Centre dates back to the early 1990’s and the Apple project involved the major demolition (including the removal of 6 internal columns on the Upper Mall) and reconfiguration/amalgamation of existing units to accommodate a new column-free unit.
The new Apple Unit also formed part of the major remodelling and extension of the existing West Court atrium which was itself increased in area from 3,300ft2 to 6,000ft2.
CNM successfully provided full structural engineering services for the Client, Hammerson up to Employer Requirement Stage at which point we were then appointed by the D&B Contractor, ISG to take the project to practical completion.
The 65‐week construction programme was successfully completed in November 2014 and Apple finally opened their iconic unit in November 2015.
CNM utilised 3D building information modelling and design technology to replicate the complexities of the structure and this proved particularly useful to ISG in terms of construction phasing, programme planning and
temporary works understanding.