B&Q Terrace

Foster Lomas, Bolton, 2010


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Front elevation 

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  • Front elevation    
  • Front facade    
  • Timber frame house    
  • The terrace of four houses    
  • B&Q show home    
  • Bedroom house interior    
  • View from the main kitchen space    
  • Slices through the building show its construction    
  • Plan, section and elevation    
  • Isometric    
  • Time lapse    

A bespoke terrace of 'houses' showcasing the B&Q product range

Everyone understands the house profile. We took this iconic form and turned it into a terrace of mini houses, each containing a different family of products. When customers enter the store they are presented with what appears to be an entire house. Clarity was key.

The strong form of the building allows a large degree of flexibility for the client to display and demonstrate products without compromising the idea. A series of room sets are accommodated in the structure illustrating all the rooms in a typical house.

The key idea was that each house had a different family of products living in it. As a result the building is split into various domestic spaces such as a kitchen, bathroom, living space, etc.

The programme was tight with the project being designed and built in just 5 weeks in late 2010.


  • Begun: Oct 2010
  • Completed: Nov 2010
  • Floor area: 170m2
  • Sector: Retail
  • Funding: Privately funded
  • Tender date: Oct 2010
  • Procurement: Contract Management
  • Address: B&Q Warehouse, Bolton Gate Retail Park, Roundhill Way, Bolton, BL1 2SL, United Kingdom

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