The Challenge

The Taylor Fitout & Refurbishment division were awarded the fit-out of four international brands: Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and West Elm, in Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre.

The high-end fit-outs each have their own unique look and feel and were undertaken concurrently, all within a live shopping centre environment.

The Solution

Once strategies around materials handling and dusty and noisy works were developed in consultation with the centre managers, detailed programming was undertaken to ensure minimal disruptions and allow the progress as scheduled, often utilising night shifts.

Weekly stakeholder meetings and reporting were maintained throughout the project to keep the international client up to date, whilst co-operative relationships ensured solution focused results to design and buildability problems.

The Result

All four brands opened on the scheduled date, allowing the client to commence trading as forecast and local shoppers the opportunity to touch and feel the new stores that were previously hidden behind the hoardings.

Compliments regarding the high qualitystore finishes go hand in hand with this high end retailer.


Williams Sonoma Inc.


Chatswood Chase






Leffler Simes Architects

Date Completed