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Henry Bucks

Spruce-up for the grand old duke of fashion

Founded in 1890 just as Melbourne plunged into depression, Henry Buck’s not only survived but prospered to become the grand old duke of men’s fashion in Australia.

The 40 year old tenancy at 320 Collins Street was beginning to show its age. When the building’s owner, HSBC Australia Property Trust, decided to refurbish, Henry Buck’s management thought the time was right for a major face-lift of its own. They turned to SHAPE  for solutions to:

  • A difficult site
  • Minimal business disruption
  • A quality rejuvenation
  • Speed and efficiency

SHAPE  faced two major obstacles; difficult site access and the demand to keep interruptions to the business to the absolute minimum. With meticulous planning, not just with its own team, but with all other contractors, SHAPE  was able to keep all Henry Buck’s floor staff fully employed throughout the eight week exercise.

Testimonial

“The SHAPE team was thoroughly professional; there was no fuss or nonsense. They planned thoroughly and worked smoothly with all stakeholders. In my view, SHAPE played a significant role in consolidating the Henry Bucks’ brand in the delivery of our Melbourne Flagship store and I recommend them most highly.”

Client: Henry Bucks

Location: Melbourne

State: VIC

Project type: Fitout

Completion date: February 2006

Duration: 8 weeks

Sector: Retail

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