Wolverhampton revamp to complete in June after two years’ planning.
Family jeweller Rudells is in the process of refitting its shop in Wolverhampton and is working with the Wolverhampton Heritage Committee on the project.
Renovations started in late February and will not be completed until June, during which time the store has been operating as normal with the work planned in such a way as to create as little disruption to trading as possible.
Rudells has been keen to ensure that the design of the historic building holding its store is not ruined and so has been working closely with the Wolverhampton Heritage Committee, the local planning committee and a company called Quattrocento to ensure that new designs are in keeping with its original 1930s features. The retailer said that the input of these companies has been invaluable to the design process.
As part of the transformation to the store Ruddells is having the shop signage and roof renovated, or replaced if necessary. The interior will also be renovated with internal displays restructured to incorporate branded watch and jewellery cabinets, creating a design mix that the retailer said it hopes will comprise both contemporary and traditional styles.
Ruddells managing director Jon Weston said: “After two years in the planning, it’s very exciting to see the work start. I can’t wait to see the renovated fascia and our new windows. The new shop front will reflect our traditional core values as a family jeweller, whilst allowing us to combine a modern feel to the displays.
“The interior will also undergo several changes and will feature a dedicated watch and jewellery salon with several branded cabinets. Rudells is a flagship showroom in Wolverhampton and I feel it is very important to constantly re-invest in the area for the future of our company and that of the city.”