Next takes a giant leap in Burton

16 January 2017

National fashion retailer Next at is set to treble in size in Burton upon Trent when it relocates to the former BHS store.

Next will be moving to a new 25,000 sq ft store in Underhill Walk at Coopers Square Shopping Centre, relocating from an 8,500 sq ft unit in St Modwens Walk. The opportunity arose when BHS closed last July after the chain fell into administration.

A planning application has been submitted to change the faade and subdivide the 44,500 sq ft BHS store into two units. Next will have a striking new glass frontage when it opens this autumn.

The letting was agreed on behalf of landlord New Frontier Properties by Waypoint Asset Management, the asset manager for Coopers Square, and agents Cushman & Wakefield and Lunson Mitchell.

Mike Riley, chief executive of New Frontier Properties, commented: This latest deal with Next will not only triple the size of their store in Burton but will also be the catalyst for improvement works in this area of the shopping centre. We are in discussion with retailers for the remaining 19,500 sq ft in the former BHS unit and hope to announce another deal shortly.