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Debenhams to open huge Chesterfield store in old Focus unit

Retail giant Debenhams is set to open a 62,000 sq ft store in Chesterfield.

The department store will be located in the former Focus DIY unit on Land Securities' Ravenside Retail Park.

It joins existing retailers Next, JJB Sports, Currys and Pets at Home on the 103,000 sq ft site.

Jack Busby, portfolio director for retail warehousing at Land Securities, said: "We are delighted to welcome Debenhams to Chesterfield in what is a significant step in moving the fashion offer forward."

Rob Hadfield, head of property at Debenhams, added: "We have long felt Chesterfield is an exciting destination for a potential Debenhams store and we are delighted to be bringing a full range department store to the people of Chesterfield.

"We are confident that our store will not only enhance the choice for Chesterfield's shoppers but also add significantly to the shopping attraction of the town."

The new store is expected to open in autumn 2012.

Colliers and Harvey Spack Field represented Land Securities and Jones Lang LaSalle represented Debenhams.

Earlier this week, Debenhams said it was embarking on a period of expansion with nine more planned in the future, including other Yorkshire locations, and nearly 30 more possible new stores under discussion.

Source : Insider Media

21 October 2011
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