Revamp proposals for Exeter’s former Debenhams
A planning application has been submitted by Land Securities for alterations to the former Debenhams building in Sidwell Street, Exeter.
The proposals, which have been submitted to Exeter City Council, comprise revamping of the retail façade and creation of additional retail space at first floor level.
The proposals include a new two storey glazed façade facing the corner of High Street and Sidwell Street, with new escalator access opening up views into the basement retail level. Alterations to the service yard will accommodate modern delivery vehicles.
Cllr Peter Wadham, Lead Councillor for Sustainable Development and Transport, said: “These proposals demonstrate the commitment by the leaseholder to updating the building and attracting a retail occupier to this important site. This submission is testament to Exeter’s commercial success as we emerge from the recession.”
Nick Davis, Land Securities Retail Development Director said: “We remain committed to this landmark building located in Exeter’s city centre and plan to make a significant investment in refurbishing and refreshing the building in preparation for a suitable occupier.”
The city council has eight weeks within which to consider the planning application.
(from a press release)