Debenhams store for storage space?

Swindon's former Debenhams store could be turned into 200,000 sq. ft of storage space under new plans. These have been submitted in a joint application by the current owners Meadow Partners and inner-city self storage operator Store Away, which would see the floor space transformed into the home of 900 lockers. The site has remained vacant since December 2020.The acquisition would be part of a UK drive to transform more than 250,000 sq. ft of redundant retail space on the UK’s high streets into storage space. Work would begin in the landmark building’s lower three storeys and basement as early as Spring 2023, with the Store Away team keen to preserve the retail element to the ground floor frontage.