Middlesbrough’s former BHS store is set to reopen as three fascias - Flannels, USC and Sports Direct - following a £3m renovation.
Flannels will take the ground floor of the 50,000 sq ft store in the Cleveland Centre, and USC and Sports Direct will move in above it. Both Flannels and USC are owned by Sports Direct.
A spokeswoman for Flannels said: “We want to create a fantastic retail experience for the customer, so the building will undergo a major upgrade to ensure it’s fitted out to the highest standards.”
The stores are expected to open next summer, and has the support of Middlesbrough Council. Between 50 and 60 jobs will be created across the three stores.
Middlesbrough’s deputy mayor, councillor Charlie Rooney, said. “This major multi-million pound investment is a huge vote of confidence in Middlesbrough as the city heart of the Tees Valley region, and further builds on the momentum that has been transforming the town over the last couple of years,” he said. “There’s a real sense of optimism and aspiration, with the town attracting everything from up-and-coming independents to the biggest high street names.”
Earlier this year Drapers revealed Flannels bought the former BHS store in St Helier, Jersey, which is due to open in time for Christmas. The Sunderland branch of BHS was also reportedly bought by Sports Direct last week.