The Wellgate Centre is a 1970s shopping mall split over three levels of mall area with covered car parking for approximately 500 cars.
KJ Tait Engineers was commissioned for a comprehensive occupied refurbishment project. This included the reconfiguration of existing tenant retail units to create larger high-end retail spaces, increasing the letting value and attracting new major retailers to the Centre. In addition, KJ Tait Engineers was involved in the extensive reconfiguration of the existing smoke-extraction system, installation of a new three-level feature passenger lift and the creation of a new 200-seat food court together with ancillary spaces. The entire works required careful coordination and phasing in order to maintain the centre in full operation for the duration of the works.