Daniel of Windsor celebrates
PUBLISHED: 16:43 13 December 2012 | UPDATED: 22:29 20 February 2013
Shopping landmark completes its facelfit
Historic department store Daniel of Windsor will receive its official reopening ceremony on Friday, December 14, following the completion of an 11million facelift.
Still run within the Daniel family after more than a century, the Windsor store is famed throughout the south east in particular for its toy department having won the Independent Toy Retailer of the Year in 2011. A Royal Warrant holder, Daniel also has further shops in west London at Ealing and Chiswick.
The store, which originally opened in Windsor in 1918, has been rebuilt and totally refitted by leading construction company Galliford Try, based in nearby Uxbridge. Extra basement excavation has taken place while an additional 5,000 sqm has been added to the original store space
The facades of both the front and rear entrance transformed with the main Peascod Street entrance now consisting of a striking Bath Stone and curtain walling design, with feature glass fins running vertically over the windows.
The project has taken three years to reach completion from phase one of the initial demolition to the final fit out of the store. The new building also encompasses a branch of the Monsoon chain.
Peter Daniel, Chairman of Daniel Department Store said: The completion of this project marks a new stage for our store in Windsor. We are proud to have contributed to the Towns history and hope the new building is enjoyed by our customers for years to come.
Farid Safavi, Managing Director of Galliford Trys Building South division said: It is extremely satisfying to reach the end of such a successful project. It has been our pleasure to play some small part in the history of a great local brand like Daniel and we believe the new building is a fine addition to the Windsor shopping scene.