Bellaghy company lights up in Europe with Primark
Leading commercial electrical installation company, has recently completed a major electrical fit-out at Primark’s new flagship store in Cologne (Koln), Germany.
The new flagship 90,800 sq ft store, which is Primark’s 272nd overall and its 12th in Germany, has been custom-designed and is located within the Neumarkt Galerie Shopping Centre at the end of Schildergasse, which is known in retail circles as one of Europe’s top shopping streets with more than 13,000 visitors per hour.
Shoppers are guided around the stunning store by digital navigation which utilises a number of large strategically positioned Samsung screens. These screens are also used to display the latest video advertising.
Newly designed store-specific atrium lighting has been installed with integral Barrisol and Patterned Alucabond panelling. The two new mall facades are complete in a flamed stone surround with an integrated aqua strip light with “book end” columns.
Tommy McKenna from Premier Electrics, who managed the project for the Mid Ulster firm said the job, which spanned almost 16 weeks, was delivered by a 18-strong team from Premier.
“We have worked with Primark on many store refurbishments and new builds but this project was especially challenging due to its location in the middle of an area of extremely high footfall and the fact we were working to a brand new design concept which, while reflecting Primark’s brand values, was individual.
“Our role incorporated a complete electrical fit-out and, as well as cctv, emergency lighting, fire alarm, PA/VA system, data and emergency power systems and the installation of a generator we installed a very specialised state-of-the-art LED window colour changing system which is a real stand-out feature.”
Premier Electrics is an independently owned company which, in recent years, has worked across a range of European countries including Germany, Holland, Austria, Belgium, Spain and Portugal. Two years ago it opened an office in Germany to support its growing portfolio of European projects. The award-winning Irish contractor has worked for many of the top retail brands throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe over its 21 year history.