Diespeker is providing its biggest bespoke resin based terrazzo meterage to date for an Oriental retail space for Loon Fung.
The space is part of a major regeneration project at 399 Edgware Road. The formerly derelict site was identified for a new community hub for the area, including residential, retail and education areas and public spaces.
The bespoke terrazzo features a white background with blue glass chippings sourced especially for the project. The terrazzo was made in Italy before being brought to the UK to be cut, ground and polished in Diespeker’s Bermondsey factory.
Working for specialist fit out and construction services business, Bridgford Interiors, Diespeker is supplying 700m² of paving, made up of 600x600x12mm tiles for the Loon Fung supermarket.
Loon Fung was established in central London in 1965 as one of the first Chinese supermarkets in the UK. The company opened a warehouse and cash and carry site in Tottenham in 1990, and another in Alperton in 1995 “designed to accommodate the growing interest in ethnic foods and to serve the growing Oriental population in the surrounding area.” A new supermarket opened in 2014 in Stratford, with the latest being Loon Fung’s second endeavour in North West London.
The site at 399 Edgware Road was once the Oriental City shopping centre, and the presence of Lon Fung and The Royal China Group will keep the cultural heritage alive.
Other elements of the new hub include an 80,000 sq ft Morrisons store.
Project value: £100K