Pane e Caffe

As a thriving lunchtime hub and popular meeting place for local office dwellers at Birmingham Business Park, the original Pane e Caffe unit was in need of refurbishment and expansion.

Retail Ignition designed the new interior concept and managed the fit-out of a new cafe space and enlarged preparation kitchen to create an environment worthy of the quality of food on the menu. The late 2016 relaunch has met with positive customer reviews.

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The Tanning Shop

Having initially been appointed in 2015 to develop a refreshed store interior concept for a trial new store location, we have formed a long standing relationship with The Tanning Shop.  We currently provide store design and project management for a growing number of new store and refurbishment projects in London and further afield.

Over their 25 year history, The Tanning Shop have become the largest and market leading UK chain offering state of the art tanning solutions with a responsible approach to skincare.

Visit to look out for further new store openings.

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Watch out for new BB’s Bakers + Baristas stores

Retail Ignition continue to be an integral part of the design team, delivering multiple new high profile BB’s unit openings in UK and Ireland shopping and outlet centres in 2016 and 2017.  Each unit incorporates a distinctive character with it’s own unique locally themed influence.  Here is a selection of recent opening images:

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“Proper” Design for Proper Pasty Co.

Retail Ignition provided a helping hand as Proper Pasty Co. brought the traditional and authentic Cornish pasty taste to the heart of the picturesque Worcestershire market town of Evesham.

Following on from our previous work for Proper Pasty Co. toward their Grade II listed location in Lincoln, we provided a fast track fit-out design service for this, their newest store.

As with all Proper Pasty Co. sites, the new Evesham store sells genuine hand filled and hand crimped pasties made in Cornwall to traditional recipes with a secret seasoning, using only the finest of ingredients – a “Proper” meal in a pasty case!

To learn more about the good folk at Proper Pasty Co. and their full pasty range, visit

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Eliane Cafe Launches

New concept cafe Eliane aims to provide fresh artisan food using best quality local and organic ingredients with real nutritional value.  Their very first cafe and deli location opened it’s doors on High Street Hungerford in April 2014 with interiors designed by Retail Ignition.

Our brief was to create a clean and contemporary scheme to provide an inviting, but neutral backdrop to allow the fresh product to take centre stage.  Every bit of space in a tight servery area has been utilized to maximise countering and display space.  To the rear a double height space opens up for customer seating.  It’s exposed structural wall is complimented by a long run of banquette seating.  At the end of the seating space, a visible preparation area and pass provides glimpses of daily specials in preparation.

With the fit-out being completed by JEM Shopfitting Ltd within 9 weeks of the initial design brief being taken, the whole project team deserve a pat on the back.

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New BB’s Locations

Heading up our list of projects completed for BB’s in 2013 were a new flagship store in Aylesbury and a central mall cafe in Harlow.  We are proud to work with BB’s as the brand continues to expand and strengthen through new locations and also through refits of the existing estate.

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2 More Ladbrokes Stores

Here are some photos of two more new site openings that we have recently managed and delivered on behalf of Ladbrokes.

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Office Interior Design

Working as design consultants in partnership with principle contractor, Disbrey Workspace Interiors, we recently presented to the client executive board our vision for a 7,500 sq ft office refit to their existing head office facility.

Working within the constraints of retaining the existing furniture, a vibrant colour scheme was introduced to create a clean and contemporary feel.  Thoughtful use of materials and finishes serve to distinguish between private offices, the open plan space and breakout zones.

Now successfully delivered on site and well received, here are a couple of early completion pictures (more to follow).  We have also recently secured full planning permission for Phase 2 works, due to commence on site soon which includes a new entrance way and external cladding.

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Pretzels on the go

Our first project working with hip young food entrepreneurs Knot Pretzels was unveiled in May 2013 at Richmond Station London.

Knot Pretzels specialise in producing delicious handmade artisan pretzels in both sweet and savoury varieties and compliment this by serving top quality directly sourced coffee.

Retail Ignition provided a retail design service (this project being their 3rd outlet) encompassing detailed specification development (from branding design by Mark Lawson Bell studio), navigating a complex landlord approval system, fit-out tendering and design management of on site works to successfully deliver the project.

The striking floor design adds drama to the clean modern interior, which matches the contemporary ethos of this inspiring new brand.  Knot Pretzels stands out amongst  the bustling footfall of everyday travel in our capital city.

(pictures used courtesy of Mark Lawson Bell studio)

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Project Management for Ladbrokes

Retail Ignition have recently been added to Ladbrokes approved consultants list to provide store design and project management services dealing with new location openings.  Our scope of works range from undertaking an initial site survey, completing all associated drawing work, planning/building regulation applications, contractor and supplier liaison through to delivery of a successful store opening.

With 3 new stores open to date and more sites currently on the drawing board – you bet we are busy…

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