James Grayley Architects


Resident Store

Frome, Somerset, 2016

Creation of Flagship Store In Somerset

The project involves the refurbishment and extension of a Grade II Listed Building in Somerset to create a flagship store for Resident. The work also includes the creation of a dwelling to the first and second floors of the historic building.

The independent contemporary lifestyle store is located on the historic St Catherines Hill, a thriving local independent retail area and the design of shop reflects this setting.

The work involved stripping away years of unsympathetic linings and adaptations to reveal the original structure and finishes of the building and installing precise lightweight joinery made furniture and fittings to contrast with the rediscovered historic fabric of the the building.

The project was phased to allow the launch of the store in Autumn 2016 with the second phase of work reaching completion in 2017.

Photographs: Ash James