Planning Services

Big stores, small stores, extensions, refreshes and new stores, store on stilts, two floors. Our knowledge of retail and space planning is vast.

Retail Planning

The foundation of our business - having a key understanding of customer flows and the way stores shop helps us in determined the best use of space for New stores, Extension and store refurbishments.

Space Planning

Working out the operational areas of offices or customer flows in retail we can assist in optimising your space for purpose. Using accurately scaled drawing techniques we can ensure that your space delivers more.

Project Roll-outs/ small works/ new business

With the ability to work on a drop of the hat basis at Red Tail we have the resource to survey large volumes of stores or carry out quick turnaround desktop proposals that can be delivered direct to you clients with in very tight timescales. See our Hot Pies case study.

Design detail

Fabrication details, sections and material breakdowns. We can incorporate the level of detail you need from a drawing to ensure that drawing detail and cross references between manufacturing drawings are well maintained.

Planning Principles

Conceptual understanding is fundamental to implementing new standards. With clear and concise drawings everyone is kept in the picture. Red Tail can assist in new design standards and new business concepts for your organisation.

Elevations/ Sections

Interior, exterior, full colour in either CAD format or illustrator files suitable for your design treatments.

Planning Applications

Land Registry, signage, outline or detailed planning applications. Red Tail has the resource to cater for all of your Local Authority planning applications.


From shell to shop, we can survey your site or acquisition and using your formats standards help you establish how the development will work as part of your business.

Format Planning

We can assist your organisation in producing the template drawings that form the basis of What Good Looks Like for your estate.