Harvey Nichols – Department Store
This iconic store started in 1831 in Knightsbridge and is still there albeit in a newer building. It exclusivity is recognised throughout the world, a name the epitomises fashion, beauty and, more recently restaurants (the Oxo Tower is owned by Harvey Nichols).
It is inevitable that with an international clientele, the floors take a lot of footfall. We were called in to fit a new floor at ground level and, later, the basement.
Our work could only take place at night as other trades could only work in daylight hours: cable layers, electricians, ceiling specialists and so on. Shoppers had to be denied access to these areas while the work took place so the pressure was on to work to a tight and very strict timetable.