Work is underway to transform a disused kitchen interiors store into a new Kirkwood Hospice charity shop.
Electricians from Marsh-based Ti Installations have begun the rip out of the former Spectrum Interiors outlet on Northgate in Almondbury, Huddersfield, to make way for 538sqft of retail space for the local charity, which provides care for patients with life limiting illnesses.
Working alongside shopfitting specialist AJC Joinery, the team will take the unit to a bare shell, before installing new wiring, cabling, lighting, sockets, electric heaters and an extractor fan for the shop’s dry cleaning steam room.
The fuse board is also being moved and the premises fully tested before Kirkwood Hospice open its doors to the public in mid-April.
When complete, the new shop will enable the well-known charity to provide a better retail experience for customers in the area.
Commenting on the move, Kirkwood Hospice’s head of Retail Angela Dyson said: “We’ve been in our existing Northgate store for almost nine years and have achieved a fantastic local presence during that time.
“We’ve worked hard to optimise the space we had in order to provide a welcoming environment for customers and raise much-needed funds. But the shop is very popular, so we need more sorting, display and retail space – hence the move!
“This Almondbury relocation will further strengthen our 20-strong network of shops, benefitting our organisation and customers alike.”
Ti Installations and AJC Joinery are expected to have completed their works by the end of March. Commenting on the services they are providing,
Angela added: “These two businesses take a very collaborative approach to the job at hand. They’ve worked on projects for Kirkwood Hospice in the past and have always ensured a real quality finish. They are our ‘A team’ and local guys too which is even better!”