New furniture retail start-up Fabb Projects Limited has revealed its intentions of a Hedge End store by submitting a planning application for a unit on the Hedge End Retail Park.
Plans submitted to Eastleigh Borough Council confirm the proposed move to Unit 2 on Charles Watts Way in Hedge End, near Southampton, which used to be a baby-clothing outlet with Kiddicare previously occupied the space until becoming vacant in 2014.
Within the plans for the 34,000sq ft site, the building would have an ‘additional goods in rollershutter to the side elevation service yard area’ and to separate from the previous tenants identity a ‘change in finish is required to the cladding panels on the front feature corner of the building, extending the side elevation cladding’.
The application did not state any employment details, nor did it suggest any opening times, while concluding: “The items requiring planning permission will not be out of character with the building and are purely for the new tenants use of the building and to stamp its identity on the building.”
Eastleigh Council is currently reviewing the proposal, with a decision expected to be announced after its consultation period has concluded on 13 July 2016.
From the application, it appears Fabb Projects Limited has appointed design consultancy specialist CDW & Partners as its agent to complete the changes.
Fabb Projects Limited has yet to announce its brand name, although it recently applied for a EU trademark, through representative law firm Kilburn & Strode LLP, under the name of Fabb Sofas, which was officially registered on 21 June 2016.
Currently sitting on the board of Fabb Projects Limited is Lord Kirkham’s son Michael Kirkham, along with previous DFS personel Scott and Helen Coggan, and Gary Pitchford. Other directors include Laura Chiddey, Julie Cross and Nigel Hardy. A launch date of the business remains unclear.