The time frame required is dependent on whether your project is a renovation or a new build. Generally with a renovation, Building Permits are not required. A renovation may be a simple freshening of the pharmacy with some updated millwork, upgrades to the lighting and repainting. Usually after a planning stage of 2 weeks, it will require 3 to 4 weeks to gather materials and produce fixtures and another week to do the work. In total, a renovation will take an average of 6 to 7 weeks to complete.
New builds are more complex as Permits and Zoning checks may be required. After a planning stage of 2 weeks, Engineered Drawings will be required (another 2 weeks), a permit application must be submitted (with a minimum processing time of 21 Business Days) and, again dependent on the extent of the leasehold work, this could be another 4 to 6 weeks. This makes the average new build take between 11 to 13 weeks.