British Home Stores, Edinburgh Shop, Scottish Shopping, Retail Outlet, UK
British Home Stores : Bhs Edinburgh
Bhs Princes Street, Edinburgh Shopping – Retail Building in Capital City of Scotland
Contact Bhs: 0131 226 2621
Store Location: Princes Street
Bhs – British Home Stores Background
British Home Stores started in Brixton, London, UK in 1928. It became a public company in 1931 and merged with Habitat/Mothercare to form Storehouse plc in 1986: Bhs replaced British Home Stores as the registered company name. In 1977 British Home Stores launched a joint venture with supermarket retailer Sainsbury’s to create hypermarkets using the SavaCentre brand. Bhs and Mothercare became part of Storehouse Plc. Philip Green purchased BHS from Storehouse Plc in May 2000 for £200 million.
High Street retailer BHS is expected to file for administration on Monday, threatening almost 11,000 jobs. Sources close to the owners told the BBC that “things don’t look good”. A spokesman said a statement was expected “about BHS’s future”, but he declined to give more details.
Talks are continuing with Sports Direct to buy some of BHS’s 164 stores, but it is understood any buyer would do so only if it did not have to take on its £571m pension deficit. Last year, BHS was sold by the retail entrepreneur Sir Philip Green for £1. He had bought the chain for £200m in 2000.
Website: Bhs – BBC report 23 Apr 2016
There are proposals to redevelop Princes St from Malcolm Fraser (latterly apparently by Broadway Malyan Architects) and this classic Brtish Home Store [BHS store] by well-respected Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners may be under threat.
British Home Store Princes Street – architect : Robert Matthew