Luxury Jewellery Boutique, Harrogate

Project overview / Project value:

Luxury jewellery boutique, Harrogate, North Yorkshire / £100,000

Services provided / local authority:

Architectural & Interior Design / Harrogate Borough Council

Project brief:

Following our appointment to provide architectural and interior design services on this prestigious project, we obtained change of use and full Planning Permission through Harrogate Borough Council for the works. This consisted of a complete new shop-front on this former retail unit in the centre of Harrogate, along with detailed signage designs and a complete internal refurbishment, which was a particularly enjoyable and rewarding process.

Architecturally, the shop-front was carefully designed and detailed so that it was closely in keeping with the other traditional shop-fronts in the vicinity. Fluted pillasters, fascias and mouldings were carefully and meticulously detailed with this in mind. The shopfront was painted in a jet black finish with stainless steel signage lettering, and a structural glazed door to provide a contemporary twist.

The client is a young, talented and highly ambitious jewellery designer who had a very clear image of how the store would look and be set-out, and, along with the client’s father (a highly respected and well known Yorkshire jeweller) we embarked on an exciting design process to create a truly original and beautiful store. The store layout was designed mainly on site, between the client, his father and ourselves, and between the 3 parties involved, I think something truly remarkable has evolved. There were many other parties who deserve much of the credit for the outcome of this project, none more so than Clever Associates of Harrogate who designed and installed the bespoke lighting, along with Bowers Construction (also of Harrogate) who undertook the building and fit-out works to an impeccable standard.

It was of paramount importance that the store was fitted out to the very highest standard in order to reflect the outstanding quality of jewellery which is on sale here. Working alongside this client and his father was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, and one we will remember for a long time.