Next has won an MBA of NSW Excellence in Construction award for the design and construction of international fashion retailer, Suitsupply’s flagship store in Sydney. The annual awards showcase construction excellence and reward quality, innovation and outstanding workmanship.
The Suitsupply fitout was undertaken within a live environment in the former Commonwealth Bank Building located in Martin Place.
In selecting the Suitsupply project as the winner of the nominated category, the MBA judges said: “This challenging fitout constructed within a heritage building and a former iconic banking chamber involved challenges that were met and overcome with detailed planning and execution by the Next team.
The features of the fitout were very strict tolerances enforced; internationally pre-fabricated joinery; high-gloss finishes to the joinery; wallpaper; mirrors to doors and walls with minimum tolerances and imported timber parquetry flooring.
The judges commented: “The finishes are first rate and the team at Next are to be commended for their standard of workmanship and the tolerances achieved.”
Next Managing Director, Rob Garling said: “We are extremely proud to have won another MBA Award and to be recognised for delivering a high-quality project. From the initial design meetings, we understood the quality of the project was of the utmost importance and engaged only highly experienced subcontractors, who could meet the expectations of the client and architect.”
“We were also pleased to work closely with project architects, Bokor Architecture + Interiors, who adapted Suitsupply’s signature design to Australian architectural and construction standards.”
Next’s relationship with Bokor Architecture in the delivery of fitouts for well-known fashion brands began with the construction of the first Australian store for Zara and continues today with Culture Kings and the fitout of their Parramatta store currently under construction.