Four retailers to open in former John Lewis at Atria Watford

21st February 2024 | Jack Oliver

Four retailers are set to take space in the former John Lewis unit at Atria Watford.

B&M, Choice Discount, and a combined store for Peacocks and Bonmarché will join Dunelm and Poundland in the former department store.

Spanning 21,000 sq ft, the B&M store will stock a range of branded groceries, health and beauty products, homeware, electrical products, DIY products, toys and games, and gifts.

The combined Peacocks and Bonmarché store will extend to 10,000 sq ft, offering both brands’ ranges of clothing and accessories. Meanwhile, Choice Discount will take a 5,000 sq ft space, selling its range of menswear, womenswear, kidswear, and accessories.

Atria Watford is owned by SGS and asset managed by Global Mutual. Savills is retained as property manager.

Steve Gray, head of European retail asset management at Global Mutual, said: “We are pleased to kick start 2024 by welcoming a host of new names to Atria Watford, including our first ever B&M store. These new additions will increase choice for our visitors – bringing quality at affordable prices.

“It’s great to see new brands coming to the centre and the revitalisation of the former John Lewis unit is indicative of increased confidence across the sector. We look forward to the store openings later this year.”


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