Due to an ever-increasing demand Walton & Allen extended their estate agent portfolio by opening their third office, a satellite branch, in Hucknall.
Again Walton & Allen Construction & Maintenance Division were tasked with delivering the project on time and within budget.
Works commenced with vigour on Thursday 2nd June at 72 High Street, Hucknall by refitting an old Cash Converter shop into a futuristic cutting edge branch incorporating the very latest in technology.
The initial works involved the removal of the existing partitions, which were formed to security standard construction incorporating secure door release, alarm and CCTV systems, this along with a security counter complete with a glazed payment system, was no easy task. All this work was complete in approximately 1 week and opened up the area ready to form the new branch.
Works then commenced with the first fix electrics, lighting and alarm systems followed by an initial coat of paint to give a feel for the finished article. The new suspended ceiling was fitted so we could start on the second fix lighting.
Walton & Allen can now offer Financial Services so we are now incorporating, in all of our branches, a Financial Services office so you can discuss your needs in private.
Works continued at speed with the flooring being laid, second fix electrics, signage and graphics installation with, lastly, decorating being completed.
Then followed the installation of the very latest groundbreaking technology, this incorporates the installation of a wireless computer system which is linked directly to the telephone
system. This allows the user to dial a number directly from a web page or from a person in our contact list negating the need to look up phone numbers, or having to write them down, as they can be saved straight into the system software. The new 46” touch screen display to the shopfront window was installed allowing customers to access the full portfolio of sales and lettings properties by touching the shopfront glass, similar to operating a smart phone, thus giving access 24/7 365 days a year.
When other Estate Agents are closed WALTON & ALLEN ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS.
Unlike traditional estate agents Walton & Allen are pushing the boundaries of technology to provide customer satisfaction. They are the first to offer Virtual Reality Zones in all branches using state of the art glasses customers can take a tour of a property without leaving their seat. Phil Williams, head of residential sales, says: “Virtual reality helps buyers compile a shortlist and it is good for sellers as they have people visit their property who are genuinely interested.”
From start to finish this project ran very smoothly with all Sub-Contractors, Suppliers and our own Fitters Jay & Steve performing at the top of their game.
The opening of the new branch in Hucknall attracted a healthy amount of interest from the general public.
Mark Spencer, MP for Sherwood, attended and was the first to experience our virtual reality zone.