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SONY CENTRAL ADELAIDE

Issues and Challenges

This project presented many distinct challenges. A central city location made site access difficult and the building itself was very old and required extensive refurbishment. In addition, all work completed had to be sensitive to the age of the building while creating a stylish, modern retail environment. Diverse coordinated information from several key stakeholders for Sony (a high profile international client) through their Sydney based architect. This was only the second Sony store undertaken at this point in Australia.

Solutions

Diverse's extensive experience in project management and policy of transparent communication ensured that the project was completed without costly delays. Working closely with Sony's architect, changes to specifications were immediately actioned through Diverse and Diverse were able to control all relevant trades and service providers.

The quality of the fit out demanded an exceptional high end finish with a lot of 2 Pac painted finishes and high security display cases. Diverse's quality control procedures ensured that every component was manufactured and finished to the required standard resulting in a high quality retail environment that sets the standard for Sony Central stores around Australia.

Benefits

The result was a stylish and inviting retail environment that successfully communicates it's high technology credentials whilst retaining the old world charm of existing polished timber floor finishes. The short fit out period required extensive consultation with all of the various trades to ensure a smooth fit out, but the process ran like clockwork, allowing Sony Central Adelaide to open for trading in the required time frame and on budget.

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