Nationwide in Ireland
Olivia Carey, Project Management
Richard Barnwall, Interior Management & 3D Design
Rosanne Lancaster, Design & Production Management
Yvonne Keogh, Design & Production Management
Exhibit worked closely with the Topaz engineers and design team to create a contemporary retail design layout for Re.Store. The aim was to create a retail experience with elegant, simple branding and warm, tactile finishes — something entirely different to its competitors. The interior and exterior design concepts were influenced by contemporary forecourt concepts in the UK, Europe and USA.
The retail design concept was implemented in four initial prototype stores before being rolled out to over 100 locations nationwide, over a three-year period. As production manager I oversaw the print and installation of Re.Store graphics for every store, including the interior and exterior signage, window graphics, gondola headers, menus, large-scale wall graphics, point-of-sale and seasonal promotions.
The Topaz service station at Junction 5 on the M9 Carlow was a distinctive design challenge due to the scale of the project. The finished retail unit featured Re.Store, Simply Great Coffee, Cantina Authentic Mexican Food and McDonald's. A large, contemporary seating area was distinguished in the space by modular shelf units featuring visual merchandising and promotional lightboxes.