Location: Hornsby, Sydney NSW
A critical component to this Sydney fit out was making the lighting calculations of the store compliant with Part J6A of the building code (check out the Australian Building Codes Board / ABCB Lighting Calculator for guidance on lighting compliance). New LED lighting was installed to replace the original halogen lighting, improving cost efficiency and helping to reduce the environmental impact of the fit out.
Eye catching backlit illuminated signage was also fabricated and installed externally, on the shopfront of the Sydney fit out, as well as internally behind the rear counter of the 346m2 tenancy. Contrasting to other Ishka stores, a striking timber bulkhead was constructed and positioned above the rear counter, bringing further awareness to the point of sale location, encouraging shoppers to purchase.
In aim of keeping costs down, Ishka maintained the original flooring, however approximately 100 m2 had to be installed and carefully colour matched against the original 10 year old vinyl plank flooring where walls and damaged floor planks were removed. Similarly, timber cladding on the existing shopfront and columns were fitted to maintain consistency across all stores and save on shopfitting expenses.