House of Fraser has signed a deal to open an anchor store at the new Chester Northgate retail complex in Cheshire in 2021.
The 100,000 sq ft department store will be spread over three floors and will have a beauty department twice the size of House of Fraser’s usual offering. A rooftop restaurant will offer views of Chester’s historic racecourse.
Chester Northgate will be House of Fraser’s second major UK store opening since its acquisition by Sanpower Group in late 2014. It will follow Rushden Lakes, which opens this year.
Frank Slevin, executive chairman of House of Fraser, said: “The new store clearly cements our commitment to and vision for the future growth of House of Fraser. The growth of our store portfolio and the further development of House of Fraser’s multichannel offer provides solid foundations for the ongoing transformation of the business, ultimately driving a great customer experience.”