With over 1,300 stores in 31 countries, US doughnut chain Krispy Kreme commissioned Flynn to fit out their first ever retail unit in Ireland. The result of a 5-month journey, the Blanchardstown shop, one of the largest outlets in Europe, saw the delivery of c5,000 square feet of high-end finishes which included a café, bakery area and a 24-hour drive-through facility.
The project was carried out on a design and build basis which involved a full fit out, re-configuration of internal layouts and a complete mechanical and electrical installation including an integrated manufacturing facility referred to as the “Theatre Store”. The main design centred around the Doughnut Manufacturing plant allowing customers to view the full baking process which could then be served to the customers straight off the line.
Key features of the new store included the “Hot Light factory store”, installation of fully fitted kitchen & catering facilities, seating areas, customer toilets and all associated works including bespoke joinery finishes, installation of all shop fittings, refrigeration and sprinkler system works, fit out of staff areas and ensuring that internal and external decorations were completed in line with Krispy Kreme branding.
As with all projects, this project had challenges. This included the location and size of the Doughnut Machine which was further complicated by the fact that the machine was only arriving on site towards the end of the build. Removable walls and ceiling had to be designed to allow machine access and the scope of works scheduled to completion once machine was delivered. Despite these complications, all challenges were overcome through detailed planning and the project was completed successfully on time and within budget despite tight timescales.