Uniqlo set for Scottish debut on Princes Street

31st July 2023 | Jack Oliver

Uniqlo is set to open its first store in Scotland at 64 Princes Street in Edinburgh.

The Japanese clothing store is set to take a two-storey 24,380 sq ft unit at the former BHS store on a long-term lease.

A number of proposals have been submitted to Edinburgh City Council outlining the installation of new signage and changes to the frontage of the building.

This follows confirmation from architectural firm CDA that the former department store will be redeveloped to create new retail space on the basement, ground, and upper floors.

The retailer is aiming to open before Christmastime, subject to the completion of works on the site.

The news follows the recent demolition and redevelopment of an adjacent building on Rose Street to create two restaurant and retail units, as well as an entrance to a 136-bedroom hotel and rooftop restaurant. The hotel and restaurant form the upper levels of the Princes Street and Rose Street buildings.

Ian Whelan of EYCO advised the landlord on the deal, while Uniqlo was advised by Culverwell.


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