By James Mathew
Aside from showroom designing, the services bouquet from the partnership will also include brands and location evaluation, cost estimation and architectural design reviews.
UAE-based retail design company Vindico has partnered with India-based Anarock Retail to offer scientifically developed post-Covid design solutions to retail stores across India.
According to Anuj Kejriwal, MD and CEO of Anarock Retail - which is part of Indian real estate services company Anarock - the partnership will cater to mall developers and retailers, and will also offer leasing and tenant representation services in the Indian market.
With a typical contract lifecycle of 18 months, the services from the partnership will also include brands and location evaluation, cost estimation and architectural design reviews.
"In the context of a uniquely rebooted post-Covid-19 landscape, we will design for success while meeting both mall owners’ requirements and tenants' expectations,” Richard Kim, MD and CEO of Vindico, said.
Kim said the partnership’s focus will be on malls that will open in the next one to two years.
“This partnership is a powerful combination of experience, relationships and highly effective design capabilities that will usher in the shopping centres, branded stores, restaurants/cafes and airport retail spaces of tomorrow," Kim said.
For Vindico, which has provided retail design and delivery solutions to major retail players in Europe, the Middle East and North America, entry into the Indian market is a logical next step.
Vindico counts the likes of Westfield, Heathrow Airport and Aldar Properties, as well as Reliance Industries and Lulu International in India among its clients for retail design and construction services.