Project 1 - The reconfiguration of escalators serving the lower ground and ground floors, including structural works to form suspended escalator pits and the escalator landing points with associated fit out / services / balustrades.

Project 2 - Infilling two floors of the central atrium of the store to provide additional trading areas at ground and first floors. Works included extensive structural works around the central space including the existing escalators and lifts, fit out works to the new space; flooring; ceiling; balustrades and associated services.

Project 3 - Infilling another floor at level two of the store to provide additional trading area in a similar manner to the previous project, plus the additional aspect of installing two new escalators from level two to level three.

Projects were carried out within the live store and out of hours, without any significant loss of trading floor space

Works completed whilst maintaining full use of all vertical transportation and life safety systems.

Ellmer have carried out three major projects over the course of a four year period involving structural and fit out works.





M&E Consultant

Byrant Heels Associates

Quantity Surveyor

Gardiner & Theobald

Structural Engineer


Hop House

London WC2