The pair will take two newly created 26,000 sq ft stores in the Treaty Centre in the gap left by the former Woolworth store.
Both Next and H&M will have new two-level, dual frontage stores, designed by Leslie Jones Architects, with entrances on to the High Street and internally to the Treaty Centre mall. The Next store will offer their full fashion ranges for men, women and children, together with Homeware and will feature a coffee shop overlooking the High Street. A planning application has been submitted to Hounslow Council this week.
Tony Yiannakis, Partner, Quidnet Capital, said: “Key to attracting these high quality retailers has been the vision to transform the run down former Woolworth building into modern retail space. We look forward to working with Hounslow Council to get the planning permission agreed so that construction work can start in the New Year and realise what will be a major first step in the rejuvenation of Hounslow Town Centre.”
Nick Tribe, Partner, Quidnet Capital, said: “The arrival of these exciting new brands will help put Hounslow High Street back on the west London retail map. What Hounslow Town Centre now needs is new leisure and restaurant uses to complement the High Street’s strengthening retail offer so more people are attracted to the heart of Hounslow.”
Stephen Fry, Chief Executive of Hounslow Chamber of Commerce, said: “We are delighted that Next and H&M are coming to Hounslow Town Centre. This will give an enormous boost to the High Street and to existing businesses.”