Retail Planning & Space Optimisation Services


With over 30 years’ experience and long-standing customers that include 5 of the top 10 UK retailers, we provide our clients with the very best retail space planning practices in the industry. 

Known for our depth of retail knowledge, our teams work across many sectors including grocery, non-food, DIY, clothing and jewellery.


Our retail planning services provide an integrated offering for clients undergoing store development programmes.

We use our in-house surveyors, experienced store planners, 3D visualising studio and software development team to partner with our clients and deliver a turn-key service.

Retail services - expertise in retail space planning resource, software and services

CADS retail clients include

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C A Design Services client Asda logo
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Our combined services provide our clients with the data creation, knowledge, insights
and reporting they need to
make their retail store space work harder for them.

Store planning

Store planning

If you’re responsible for managing store layouts, rebalancing category space or planning new stores, our experienced Retail Space Planning team can prove a very valuable resource for you.

Retail store surveys

Retail store surveys

Our experienced surveyors will tailor the contents of your retail survey to your project data requirements, the desired outcome and your budget.



StoreView® our 360 virtual tour visualisation toolis an interactive web application and communications tool for retail store development teams.



StoreSpace® is the intuitive AutoCAD-based retail planning software which enables you to improve the performance of your stores by connecting your floor plans, planograms and sales data.

Retail design

Retail design

Whether you are looking to create a new retail brand, revitalise your visual identity or launch a new store concept, Prosper’s creativity and practical delivery mean they are the design partner you can rely on.

Retail architecture

Retail architecture

Prosper has a rich history of delivering outstanding retail architecture, design and interiors. Our team of architects, interior designers and branding experts work across the UK and Europe.

The retail expertise you need, whenever you need us

Whether our clients require on-going access to a reliable resource and expertise – or short-term support for an ad-hoc project,
our considerable experience means retailers trust us to complete their projects accurately and effectively.

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Pick and mix a range of space optimisation services  

If an integrated service isn’t what you require right now, the flexibility and range of our services means you can
pick and mix what you do need, when you want it and how long for.

Whether it’s a roll-out of store surveys, help with a specific store planning project or architectural design for a refit – we aim to make your
life easier and help you optimise your stores, whatever stage you are at. And at all times you’ll have access to the expertise of our team.

Investing in retail planning technology

Technology is at the very core of the support we provide our clients. StoreSpace® is the AutoCAD-based retail
space planning
software that will help you improve the performance of your stores, through close integration of macro and micro space.  

As a Nielsen Connected Partner and an authorised AutoCAD developer we have created an intuitive and productive platform that enables
you to work
directly within your .dwg floor plans, using model stores and heat maps to optimise the process.

We continually invest in enhancing StoreSpace® and StoreView® 360º virtual tours of a store.

Find out how clients Asda and Primark are making use of the technologies.

Primark uses StoreSpace® to deliver supply chain efficiencies

Primark uses StoreSpace® to deliver supply chain efficiencies

Find out how Primark is using StoreSpace® to save time, cost and reduce waste in their store development programme.

Asda uses StoreView® 360 virtual tours for annual store investment programme

Asda uses StoreView® 360 virtual tours for annual store investment programme

Asda has been using StoreView® as an integral part of their annual store investment programme enabling them to save money and enhance their store planning process.

Get in touch

Talk to us!

If you’d like to discover more about the full range of Retail Services offered by C A Design Services, please contact us using the form.

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Employing over 100 people across five UK locations we offer an unrivalled, comprehensive and integrated range of planning, communication, design, architecture and implementation services, as well as sector specific software applications StoreSpace® and Storeview®.

C A Design Services is registered in England No. 01595687 at The Design Centre, Hewett Road, Gapton Hall, Great Yarmouth NR31 0NN.

Phone: 01493 440444

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