The opening date of a new department store that will replace Debenhams in Harrow town centre has been confirmed.
The Landmark will be the new face of Harrow town centre once it opens on October 14.
Debenhams closed its doors in Harrow on May 12, after the chain collapsed at the end of last year after Boohoo agreed to only buy its website and brand in a £55 million rescue deal.
The store will trade over just two floors, with the ground floor consisting of beauty, women’s accessories and menswear.
On the first floor, there will be womenswear, lingerie, childrenswear and home.
Patrick Taylor will be the general manager of The Landmark.
Adolfo de Advarado, the managing director of the project, also has experience in the department store industry after overseeing Allders in Croydon for five years.
Talking to the Harrow Times, he explained that there will be a range of different iconic brands, ranging from loved affordable brands to more designer brands.
“We want to get people in Harrow to work in Harrow,” he said after explaining the importance of boosting jobs in the area.
Specifically, ex-Debenhams staff members have been contacted for job opportunities after losing their job.
“Everyone tells me that Debenhams (in Harrow) is iconic and everyone misses it, well we’re going to reopen it,” said the managing director.
Originally, The Landmark was meant to open at a point in August and suggested date in September, until the “final” revised date of October 14.
The managing director previously said: “We are proud to be part of a new chapter in the life of the building and to continue to be a cornerstone in the towns retail offer.
“We really want that community to be a part of the store and with that in mind we have a number of retail career positions available for the store opening.”
A recruitment process has now begun, and anyone wishing to apply should send in their email to firstname.lastname@example.org