// House of Fraser site in Richmond to be redeveloped into a multi-million-pound retail & leisure centre
// The proposals amount to a sizeable new project, described in the brief as a “mixed-use redevelopment”
The former House of Fraser department store in Richmond upon Thames is due to be converted into a multi-million-pound retail and leisure destination.
Investors Canadian and Arcadia have submitted planning proposals for the redevelopment to Richmond Borough Council (RBC).
The proposals amount to a sizeable new project, described in the brief as a “mixed-use redevelopment and multi-million pound investment in the property at 75-81 George Street”.
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The project has been approved by London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Council after a 24 hour consultation with the community in Richmond.
Canadian and Arcadia added that they were excited to push forward with the redevelopment alongside Be Richmond, the business improvement district in town.
The building is due to be vacated in September by House of Fraser, as part of owner Mike Ashley’s decision to scale back the company’s store portfolio.
The top four floors of the building will provide up to 42,000sq ft of office space, with 22,000sq ft of retail and leisure space on the ground and lower ground – with the capacity to support up to 550 employment opportunities.
Subject to a pre-let, the retail elements could be available for occupation in the autumn of 2021 with the offices in the spring of 2022.