This year’s Nobel went (jointly, but led) by Giorgio Parisi, a physicist from Sapienza Università di Roma, for his work on complex systems. Things like the weather, or flocks of starlings , or the brain. Really complex things that can appear completely chaotic. His (and his team’s work – science, like many creative endeavours favours […]

As a business that works in the automotive sector, the current fuel storm / crisis / drama seems like something we should have a view on.We work with manufacturers who are all moving towards total E.V. product lines after all.And while that’s laudable, it is only so long as some of those same brands stick […]

Reads like your grocery shopping list, right?But all these ingredients are currently just as likely to end up on your feet as in your mouth.In the time we’ve all been away from the office, the shoe business – and especially at the comfier end of the sneaker market – have been busy in their own […]

It’s time for automotive brands to realise the full potential of virtual showrooms

For more than a decade, Quadriga has been helping automotive retailers in the UK realise the value of their property portfolios, either by providing investment support or by purchasing property to enable relocations and redevelopment. We proposed that Quadriga’s offer be expressed through a new look and feel that captured the company’s true investment clout […]

Completed in March 2018 following a 20-week contract period, this nine-car Volvo showroom has been built in-line with the brand’s Volvo Retail Experience (VRE) concept. Meda acted as Architect for the project, which involved the complete refurbishment of a former BMW facility on the A38 / Cole Avenue, Gloucester, for Johnsons Cars. The design retained […]

Before… …and after. Following appointment as Architects and Project Managers by Ocean Automotive, Meda were presented with an interesting challenge: to see if the company’s existing facility in Poole could be refurbished to meet not only the standards expected of a newbuild but also the exacting specifications of the Volvo Retail Experience (VRE), the brand’s latest […]

Wasted opportunities are so frustrating to witness – whether they’re our own or those of others. The ball sent well wide of the open goal. Kodak’s refusal to develop the digital technology it had itself invented. In the world of automotive retail, wasted opportunities can often be found in abundance. We don’t call back. We […]

As I cycled to work this morning, I moved over to let another cyclist pass on a narrow bit of bridleway. There was a smile, a ‘thank you’ and exchanged comments about how nice it was to have a cooler morning, and we went on our ways. The social element of cycling is one I […]

There are, doubtless, many people who abide by the maxim that past performance is no guide to the future. It’s certainly a good rule when thinking about investment, but what about past experience? Is there a danger of a ‘blindside’, where ignorance of ideas which may have been a little ‘out of time’ might prove […]