30 Apr Where will I meet you? See inside The Coffee Club Bayfair’s new store fitout
A long working relationship
The Coffee Club and Datum Projects have been working together for some time now, with Datum Projects having helped The Coffee Club with all of their store fit outs over the past 5 years. So when The Coffee Club had a new project in the Bayfair Mall in Mount Maunganui (one with tight deadlines, a challenging site, and a brand new design), naturally they reached out to Datum.
“The Coffee Club was faced with a compulsory relocation due to Bayfair Mall’s expansion plans,” says Brad Jacobs from The Coffee Club NZ about why this project came about so fast. “The mall’s expansion aimed to reinvent the everyday shopping experience – they were going for a new laneway lined with eateries, quality dining and retail stores, and a cool urban coastal vibe.”
It was The Coffee Club’s chance to create an alluring, unmissable store that would leave a lasting impression and delicious taste with the customers of their new Bayfair café.
A tricky project
This new site was not only important as it was being built in time for the grand opening of the much-anticipated mall expansion, but it was also the first of a brand new store design to hit New Zealand. With Datum’s successful history in completing shopping centre fit outs, The Coffee Club knew they were in safe hands.
As with any fit out, the project came with its obstacles. The base building site itself proved challenging and, paired with an unexpected and necessary ceiling redesign half way through the project (which was no fault of Datum or The Coffee Club), it was a fit out that put our skills to the test.
With an encroaching deadline and a big workload, the ceiling redesign required quick thinking, clever planning, and expert execution to ensure the work was completed on time and to our usual high standard. Other surprises cropped up along the way, making reaching the finish line and having the site ready for the grand opening no small feat.
“A number of the new stores in the expansion missed the grand opening due to the timeframe and hurdles that the site gave rise to, but thanks to Datum we celebrated our brand new store opening right on time,” shares Brad.
An exciting fit out
The Coffee Club always chooses Datum Projects to complete their store fit outs because of our exceptional workmanship and reliability, and the results of the Bayfair project proved no different.
The Coffee Club were proud to welcome the public into their exciting new Bayfair store, turning what could have been a troublesome fit out into a manageable and successful one with great results and even better follow-up.
“We really appreciate that Datum has such great follow-up in terms of making any last-minute touch ups or maintenance,” says Brad. “It’s great knowing that post-completion we’re still in great hands.”