Debenhams have announced that following the current public health pandemic they do not intend to reopen in Clapham Junction.
TK Maxx, however has a long lease and will continue to trade as part of any future investment in the building.
There have been rumours recently that the building will be turned into a hotel, but these have not been confirmed.
W. Real Estate, the property developers who bought the building are now seeking the views of local residents on what they want for Clapham Junction town centre to understand people’s priorities for retail, leisure and jobs.
Arding & Hobbs is a magnificent Grade II listed building which has been part of Clapham Junction’s heritage for over 110 years, as a department store and important local landmark, featuring in films, television and music videos. It was built in 1910 as one of south London’s first purpose built department stores.
W. Real Estate's say their vision for the building is such:
- Retain the building as a local landmark and focal point through sensitive restoration and enhancement
- Promote a variety of commercial and leisure uses, creating greater flexibility, including modern retail space
- Consider opportunities to make sensitive additions to the building
- Create high quality, contemporary office space at the upper levels bringing additional jobs to the town centre
- Improve relationships with neighbours through rationalising the servicing
- Promote sustainability
To give your opinion on the re-development of this historic building, click here: https://communitystream.co.uk/en/projec ... bs/process
You have until 23 June to do this.