Tagged: BHS

La Senza closing down in Newcastle (2 Jan 2012). Photograph by Graham Soult 11

What does 2012 hold for Newcastle city centre?


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Since this is my first post of 2012, I must begin by wishing all Soult’s Retail View readers a very Happy New Year! Thank you...

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New BHS Newcastle site (28 Dec 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Newcastle’s new BHS finally announces its presence


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Work on the new BHS store in Newcastle has been underway for more than six months, though the lack of any mention of BHS on...

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Soon-to-open Superdry, Durham (16 Nov 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Superdry readies for 18 November opening in Durham


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Superdry – the SuperGroup-owned fashion chain of the moment – is gearing up to open its new store in Durham’s Silver Street at 9am this coming Friday...

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The store as BHS, Swindon (11 Sep 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 11

Swindon’s former Woolworths store – past, present and an uncertain future


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If you saw my earlier post about the shiny new BHS in Swindon, you might be wondering what happened to the retailer during the 18-month period...

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New BHS, Swindon (11 Sep 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 4

Swindon’s BHS provides a taster of what Newcastle and Hartlepool can expect


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While visiting Swindon’s out-of-town John Lewis at Home, I also managed to spent some time exploring the town centre. The open-air Parade shopping centre has the distinction...

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3DReid's proposal for the remodelled Primark/ex-BHS building 8

Newcastle retail in good health as design of 114,000 sq ft Primark is revealed


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Interesting retail things always seem to happen on Tyneside while I’m on holiday! This time, I returned from Slovenia yesterday – hence the lack of...

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Render of Newcastle's new BHS (prior to latest changes). Image by Dalziel & Pow 4

Radical Dalziel & Pow design for four-level Newcastle BHS


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Plans for Northumberland Street’s new BHS store have been submitted to Newcastle City Council, and propose a more radical than expected transformation of the former...

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New Next, Newcastle (10 May 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Next, BHS, Primark, Clas Ohlson – photo updates of Newcastle’s new retail developments


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I had a quick wander around Newcastle city centre today, where the new Next flagship store is gearing up for its opening at 11am this Thursday...

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Queen's Parade frontage of former Woolworths, Hartlepool (4 May 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

24,000 sq ft BHS to fill Hartlepool’s ex-Woolies site


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As I briefly noted last week, Middlesbrough’s ex-Woolworths store isn’t the only one on Teesside to have recently found a new occupant. At the end...

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Northumberland Street, Newcastle (14 Mar 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 5

Recording Northumberland Street’s retail (r)evolution


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I took advantage of today’s gorgeous weather, and the fact that I was in town anyway, to capture some shots of Newcastle’s Northumberland Street before...

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Trinity Leeds hoarding, Leeds (21 Jan 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 2

Leeds’ “retail soulmate” starts to take shape


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During my recent visit to Leeds city centre, one of the most visible retail developments was the ongoing construction work for Trinity Leeds, with cranes towering...

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Old-style BHS logo, Carlisle (14 Dec 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 6

The return of “I haven’t seen one of those in a while…”


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Back in September 2009, Soult’s Retail View readers seemed to enjoy my exposé of an old-style WHSmith logo at the rear of the branch in Redcar...

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Closing down sale at BHS Newcastle (14 Jan 2011). Photograph by Graham Soult 10

End of an era as Newcastle’s BHS holds closing down sale


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Newcastle’s iconic Northumberland Street is set to see its most dramatic retail shake-up since the departure of C&A and Littlewoods more than a decade ago. The BHS store is...

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Former Woolworths, Coalville (24 Aug 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 13

One bus ticket – 11 former Midlands Woolies


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Regular readers of Soult’s Retail View will know that I have something of a penchant for visiting lots of old Woolworths stores in a short...

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Mall plan showing Peacocks (screenshot from 4 Aug 2010) 4

Peacocks flies into Tamworth’s Ankerside centre


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I was interested to find out a few days ago that the fashion retailer Peacocks will soon be opening a store in my old home town of Tamworth,...

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Job ad for Wallis in Hexham 1

Wallis to open concession in Robbs of Hexham


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Delivering on its promise to bring quality concessions to its recently acquired Robbs of Hexham store, it seems that Beales has already signed up the Arcadia-owned...

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BHS in Newcastle (7 Mar 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 3

Big Homeware Strength but Barely Helpful Staff


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Its interior may be somewhat dowdy, but I do have a soft spot for Newcastle’s Bhs store, in Northumberland Street. True, the fashionability of some...

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...and the same building when it was Next (5 Feb 2010). Photograph by Graham Soult 9

Next, past and future


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Following the apparent confirmation of earlier rumours about Next planning to open a new store in Newcastle’s Eldon Square shopping centre next year, it seems timely to take...

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Hollister’s fictitious brand story – does it matter?


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I can’t claim to know much about Abercrombie & Fitch’s sister brand, Hollister, and if I did, I suspect it’s somewhere that might be outside...

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Not what I had in mind for the old Newcastle Zavvi store…


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When I remarked a couple of weeks ago that Newcastle’s “Monument Mall would surely welcome the arrival of a strong anchor store” following the closure...

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