Recycles is set to open its latest store in Ilford, Essex, following the success of a successful Salvation Army project in Swindon.
The social enterprise project, whereby the Salvation Army supports and runs a commercial business to educate and trained homeless residents to provide them with new skills and a trade, will see used bicycles rebuilt and sold in a 1,000 sq ft retail area in Malachi Palace.
The used bikes are mainly provided by the local police lost property department, and once they are delivered, the team strip them down and rebuild the bikes to be sold in the showroom display area along with other complementary merchandise.
The store concept, provided by Butterfield Design, allows for two key usage modes, retail and training, and this is achieved by a set of fully mobile units to adapt the layout for flexibility, and adopts the branding palette of TSA combined with a range of low-cost materials.
Read the February issue of BikeBiz below: