Which Debenhams stores are closing? Full list of shops to shut

7 May 2020, 11:30 | Updated: 7 May 2020, 11:31

Debenhams is closing five more stores across the country
Debenhams is closing five more stores across the country. Picture: Getty Images/PA Images
Naomi Bartram

By Naomi Bartram

Debenhams will close 22 stores this month, but which shops are closing?

Last year, Debenhams revealed it was closing 22 stores across the UK after the company entered administration.

And now the store has announced the closure of five more stores across the country, which will not be reopening after the coronavirus lockdown is over.

The latest Debenhams' to shut are:

Birmingham's Bullring

Croydon's Centrale

Silverburn in Glasgow

High Cross, Leicester

Reading's Oracle

Debenhams is shutting 50 of its stores over a three year period
Debenhams is shutting 50 of its stores over a three year period. Picture: PA Images

The struggling department store announced a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) in April 2019.

This saw a plan put in place whereby around 50 of its worst-performing stores are set to shut in total over three years, leaving 110 shops still trading.

Sadly, the company has now been unable to agree on terms with one shopping centre owner, Hammerson, forcing more stores to close.

A Debenhams spokesman said: "We can confirm that despite our best efforts, we have been unable to agree terms with Hammerson on our five stores in its shopping centres, and so they will not be reopening.

"We continue to engage in constructive talks with our landlords and have agreed terms on the vast majority of our stores, which we look forward to reopening when government restrictions allow.

"This is no reflection on the commitment of our colleagues in these stores and we are extremely grateful for their support."

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Here is the full list of Debenhams stores which have closed since January:



Birmingham Fort





Great Yarmouth











Welwyn Garden City




A growing number of retailers are struggling to keep up with online sales over recent years.

HMV announced three of its stores will close at the end of January in Bury St Edmunds, Fopp Glasgow on Byres Road and HMV Nuneaton.

The company said it was also relocating in Lincoln and Plymouth, with new stores opening in both cities at the start of February.

A HMV spokesman said: "There are currently 10 stores where negotiations with landlords are ongoing and we are hopeful of securing new deals.

"The closures are no reflection on our superb staff and where we are not able to come to a new agreement or relocate staff within the business elsewhere, unfortunately this does mean some of our staff will lose their jobs."

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