Fenwick to open in Colchester following £35m redevelopment
Department store chain Fenwick is to open its new Colchester store this month following a major £35 million redevelopment.
The works have expanded the store footprint by 50% to 120,000 square feet to make it the largest department store in the region.
Previously known as Williams & Griffin, the store was bought by Fenwick in 2008, taking its portfolio to 11 stores across the country. It has operated under the Williams & Griffin name for the past eight years but will re-launch as Fenwick Colchester on 15 September.
The store will be home to over 600 brands, 20 of which will be new to Colchester including Bobbi Brown, Jo Malone, Paul Smith, Eileen Fisher and Kate Spade. It will also feature a major new beauty hall and a personal shopping service.
Fenwick said the redevelopment has helped preserve and restore original design elements including an extensive 50-metre frontage on Colchester High Street. It features a triple-height frontage above the beauty hall with two prominent interactive digital billboards showcasing the store’s latest collections and brand content.
Mark Fenwick, chairman of Fenwick, said:"The heart of Colchester’s High Street is a fitting location for our eleventh store. Together with its inspiring design and architecture, Fenwick Colchester reflects the full strength of our branded offer across fashion, beauty and accessories alongside home and furnishings. Combining Colchester’s heritage with the needs of the 21st century shopper, we are delighted by our new store and welcome new colleagues to the business.”
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