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pod architects

retail podarchitects 2016

Architecture is an Architecture practice offering world class design strongly underpinned by commercial reality.

offer a cost-effective service based on large international practice principles with small practice personality.

was established in 2009 and has been under the leadership of Paul Shedden who sits at the forefront of contemporary architecture.

has developed its collaborative style to encourage client involvement in producing creative and commercially viable design solutions.

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TIAA Henderson Real Estate McArthurGlen Group AXA Real Estate Guildhouse Aviva BP Pension Fund Ropemaker Properties Ltd Gatwick Airport Ltd The British Museum SCOOP AM LLP Kier Group Plc Centros/Soverign Land Alexander McQueen Charlotte Olympia Vinci UK McLaren Construction ZBS Developments Bulgaria Miller Developments TPI Burgas Charles Bentley Ltd KKB Group

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A bit about us Key projects:

Paul Shedden Director

Professional experience: 32 years Founded POD Architects - 2009 - Present GMW Architects - 1998 - 2009 Chapman Taylor Partners - 1989 -1998 Doha office of the Emir - 1984 -1988

• Designer Outlet Centre, Swindon, £30m, 2015, TIAA Henderson Real Estate • The Strand Burgas, Bulgaria, £20m, 2013, ZBS Retail • Gatwick South Airport entrance, £17m, 2012, Gatwick Airport Ltd • Norton Folgate, London, 2015, TIAA Henderson Real Estate • McQueen, London, 2013, • Charlotte Olympia, London, 2015 • Tigne Point, Malta, £24m, 2008, Midi Malta • Zaqreb Shopping Centre, £12m, Bluehouse • Midsummer place Shopping Centre, £90m, 2001, London & Amsterdam • Strategic Masterplan Heathrow, BAA • Terminal 3 Pier 6 Heathrow, £100m, 2004, BAA • Bristol & West H.Q, Bristol, £30m, 1996 • Pearl Assurance H.Q, Peterborough, £90m, 1992, • Office of Emir, Doha, Qatar, £200m,1986, Qatar Government


Swindon Designer Outlet Centre TIAA Henderson Real Estate, managed by McArtherGlen This English Heritage grade two star listed building at the edge of Swindon town centre has been enlarged and re-energised after a period of 15 successful years trading. POD worked on the project from conception, after winning a competition set by the clients in 2009, and a successful planning permission was achieved in 2013. POD worked closely with English Heritage and the Conservation Department to design a successful retail solution which integrated a disused Grade 2* Listed building into the existing Centre. Many additional design features were


developed within the Centre to modernise the spaces and bring exciting new solutions to the malls. The project adds to the wider regeneration of Swindon and acts as a catalyst for the town’s future. The outcome has a contemporary finish that has a duality with the industrial past becoming a destination shopping centre for a wide catchment area. The project was shortlisted at BCSC (British Council of Shopping Centres) Gold Awards 2015.


The Strand Retail Centre, Bulgaria TPI Burgas Situated on the black sea coast of Bulgaria, The Strand open air mall was completed in summer 2013. The Strand was inspired by the atmosphere of the open street, rather than an enclosed mall, it bridges the gap between historic streetscape and contemporary shopping lifestyle. The shopping centre is the first of its kind in the country and utilises the favourable climatic conditions to develop an open street mall. Since its opening, The Strand was shortlisted for


‘Building of the Year’, and has been nominated for numerous prestigious awards nationally. The project was listed as one of the ten most innovative projects for shopping centre’s in Europe at the Cannes, international retail property market. The building houses 700- space ground level car park, Multiplex cinema, Gym, Restaurants and Fashion retail units totalling over 28,000 Sq.M of retail space.


114 Draycott AVEnue Charrlotte Olympia 114 Draycott Ave is the new flagship store for ‘Charlotte Olympia’ located in the highly sought out borough of Chelsea, in the trendy neighbourhood of Brompton Cross.

The new design transformed its previous restaurant usage through the reorganisation of the layout and application of the style, brand and glamour that Charlotte Olympia is famous for.

The 150 Sq. M store features ‘blush pink walls’ and ‘midcentury-inspired furnishings’, such as a pink and gold lozenge-shaped seating area with pale wood herringbone floor, and brass panels that accentuate the shoes on display. There are now 10 stores for the brand globally, London, Bangkok to California.

The store first exhibited its pre-fall collection that takes inspiration from artists like Wassily Kandinsky and Salvador Dalí. The store also has an exclusive collection, inspired by its London location.



14 Dover Street mcQ BY Alexander McQueen 14 Dover Street is the new flagship store for ‘Alexander McQueen’ located in the conversation area of Westminster, Mayfair. The 450 Sq.M store places Dover Street as part of the alternative counter culture fashion route to supplement Bond Street. The combination of old and new is a key theme in the project to compliment the work by the late Alexander McQueen. A key challenge for POD was to celebrate the existing fabric of the building whilst delivering


a strong aesthetic suitable for the McQueen brand. This was achieved by having a focus on the complexity of the existing language, and the raw simplicity of the new insertions.


chongqing masterplan Chongqing, china POD were invited to participate in an international closed competition in Chongqing, China, to revive a disused steel rolling factory into a new large scale mixed-use development. The proposal included retail units, offices, hotels, industrial museum and a public space strategy to locate the development into the wider fabric. The retails acts as a circuit of attractive shopping that supports the museum, exhibition, hotel, residential and office buildings. The circuit is a carefully controlled route that is an experience


of environments, surprise buildings and leisurely public landscapes. The entire concept attempts to create an event and experience to attract visitors. This engagement can be educational, playful and commercial.

BP PENSION FUND, brighton bp plc POD Architects developed the design for a mixed use retail department store and penthouse residential units for B.P Pnesion fund a this significant site, situated in the heart of the retail area of Brighton. The design contained 5 levels of retail with service areas and 4 levels of penthouse residential units overlooking the seafront. The building was sold to John Lewis Partnership for development.


Haskovo retail centre bulgaria The Haskovo Retail Centre is situated on the edge of Town in a green field site. Pod have designed the building over three levels of which two are retail and one underground car parking. The Retail Centre is targeted as a regional centre for the area.

shumen plaza retail centre bulgaria This mixed use scheme is situated in the centre of town on the site of a former Post Office Centre. The scheme is designed over 12 levels of mixed use comprising of car parking, retail, leisure, office and residential.


roubaix designer outlet TIAA Henderson Real Estate, france The Designer Outlet Centre site in Roubaix is situated unemployment and social alienation has characterized within the town in close proximity to the main retail the area. streets and town centre. POD’s role was to address security issues with public Historically, Roubaix was a wealthy town and is 15km realm improvements. from Lille and a major part of the textile industry in the 1700’s until the 1960’s and 70’s, from when, high

canvey island essex POD in conjunction with Miller developments, were invited to design and bid for the Town Centre regeneration project. The local authority are currently reviewing the preferred bid in which POD and Millers are part of.


Gatwick Terminals Gatwick Airport Ltd Pod Architects developed the design and detail for the new entrance to Gatwick South Terminal and it was successfully opened on time in spring 2012. The development consists of a new entrance with a spectacular canopy, new routes to the Terminal and additional public facilities. The development was constructed whilst the terminal was operational and was completed within a period of 18 months.



gatwick design guidelines Gatwick Airport Ltd Pod Architects developed the design guidelines for the retail units at the airport. The document was part of a series of initiatives to raise the quality of the retail experience.


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Gatwick retail units Moneycorp ltd A new retail unit for Moneycorp is one of the projects that POD Architects have been appointed to design, as part of the retail development of Gatwick Airport. The design provides three retail units with a lightweight structure referencing its location to preserve the site lines from mezzanine level. One of the three units will be provided to Moneycorp, the other two will be let out.


gatwick north terminal Gatwick Airport Ltd Pod Architects developed a concept design for the international Departures Lounge for Gatwick North Terminal.


Level 30 View New Mezzanine View into Lounge Space

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