Property Week set eight of the UK’s leading architectural practices the challenge of reinvigorating a redundant department store building.

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Their design brief was to rethink a circa 80,000 sq ft former department store that spans three levels and anchors a pedestrianised high street in a mid-tier UK town or city.

In this special feature, they share their groundbreaking ideas on how to make the now largely redundant department store format relevant to modern occupiers and fit for the future.