The Twentieth Century Society

Campaigning for outstanding buildings

Department stores

House of Fraser – Bournemouth

Nominated by: Regional Group
Have C20 acted upon before? No
Region: South
Dates from: 1920s
Architect: Rebuilt in 1920s, attributed to Reynolds and Tomlins
Listed: Yes
Features of merit: Department store of the late C19 for FJ Bright and Son, now House of Fraser. Extended to the rear (south) in c1905; N (Old Christchurch Road) and NE elevations largely rebuilt in 1920s, attributed to Reynolds and Tomlins. Various alterations, internal remodelling and refurbishment during the C20 and C21.

Small fire in June 2021. May not be subject to application for alteration because of collapse of owners. Up for sale and advertised as a prime town centre redevelopment/investment opportunity (update April 2021)

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