An iconic and individual piece of architecture in Plymouth City Centre. Application of innovative thinking and a contextual approach throughout the design of M&S Plymouth creates a genuinely exciting store that compliments both the local and urban context of the town centre. An individual modernist piece of architecture, strong enough to anchor the mall but subtle as a theatrical backdrop to the pedestrianised public square, respectful of its surroundings. Utilising a simple palette of stone, metal and glass in a crisp contemporary manner, the urban design framework cites the corner of Cornwall Street as a principal pedestrian gateway and intersection. Lewis & Hickey architects spent 18 months on site with a team of M&S contractors & consultant’s enlarging the existing store sales footage from 40,000 to 80,000ft2, complementing a modern architectural and interior design approach to both external and internal spaces. As well as an extensive selection of food & GM offers, the store boasts two customer cafes, alfresco terrace seating and a scenic lift as part of it’s architectural delivery. The final result is a highly acclaimed retail property making this the top M&S store in the Southwest and fourth ranking in the UK. It was also shortlisted for a Retail Week Award for Best Store Design.