Waterstones, Nottingham

Waterstones is the UK’s leading specialist bookseller, and its Nottingham superstore was designed to include many features seen in its flagship buildings. The brief was to provide a welcoming and enjoyable environment. The layout includes specialist floors concentrating on fiction, academic genres and children’s books, ( among many other subjects,) and is a great resource for booklovers everywhere.

A welcoming coffee bar is included and Tthe top floor provides a welcoming coffee bar and a dedicated gallery promoting the work of local artists. Tand the Sillitoe Room, named after one of Nottingham’s leading writers, which hosts book signings, lectures and corporate events. This striking Edwardian building occupies a prominent site close to the city centre, and was substantially modified to combine multi-occupancy areas, including a major reconstruction at the rear, featuring a glazed wall.

Combining project management and architectural services, we worked closely with the landlord developer to integrate the major fitting-out programme with the shell development.