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New tenant preparing to fit out Liverpool’s former BHS store

A new tenant is due to start fitting out the interior of Liverpool’s former BHS store this autumn.

Works are currently well underway to transform the former department store on Lord Street in preparation for the occupant’s arrival.

H&M has declined to comment on whether the clothing chain, or another of H&M Group’s brands, is moving into the unit amid continuing rumours that it is heading for the site.

The retailer already has a store on Church Street in the city centre.

H&M Group has also recently opened a COS store in Liverpool ONE and is preparing to launch its ARKET brand within the retail and leisure complex later this week. Fellow H&M Group brand & Other Stories has also chosen Liverpool ONE for a new store, with plans to open in the autumn.

GRAHAM Construction is currently carrying out works at the former BHS store.

A spokesperson for the company says: “We have been working with our client, GIA (Manchester) Building Consultancy, since December 2017 to reconfigure the existing building’s structure.

“The work includes the installation of new frameless structural glazing, aluminium perforated cladding and glass reinforced concrete cladding.

“These improvements will enable the new tenant’s interior fit-out works to begin in the autumn, creating an enhanced shopping environment and improving the building’s street interaction.”

Architect practice Falconer Chester Hall has also been working on the project.

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