The Fife Arms
Food and Retail Store including a fuel station and combined total of 180 car parking spaces.
The new store in Helensburgh comprises a 35,000 sq. ft. supermarket and fuel station with a combined total of 180 car parking spaces. The development is located opposite the new Hermitage Academy and together these form a prominent gateway to the townâ€™s eastern approach along Cardross Road.
The frontage to Cardross Road comprises the main entrance, checkout zone and visitor cafe all gathered into a linear pavilion and framed with an inverted â€˜gullwingâ€™ timber clad roof. Designed to BREEAM â€˜Excellentâ€™ standards, the storeâ€™s sustainable design maximises the use of natural daylight, energy efficient heating and cooling systems and many other carbon reduction initiatives.
Cameron + Ross undertook full Civil and Structural design services. The 5-acre site proved particularly challenging due to its narrow form, sandwiched between Cardross Road and the Firth of Clyde together with various site constraints. Overall, the development was a success coming in on budget and on time which was only achieved by working closely with contractors Barr Construction and the project team with regular on- and off-site meetings throughout the build process.