The Twentieth Century Society

Campaigning for outstanding buildings

Department stores

Debenhams – Bournemouth

Nominated by: Regional Group
Have C20 acted upon before? No
Region: South
Former names: Bobby's
Dates from: 1915
Conservation Area: Locally listed

Sandstone Ltd and Verve Properties Ltd, which also own The Avenue shopping centre nearby, bought the building for £8.5 million in 2019. Planning application approved for change of use. Plans unveiled for refubishment in May 2021. Refurbishment opposed by police (Jun 2021)

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