Harvey Nichols unveils latest store plans

The first details of Harvey Nichols’ forthcoming stores in Bristol and Jakarta, Indonesia have emerged today. French architect Christian Biecher & Associés has been appointed to the Bristol project, while a consultancy has yet to be appointed to the Jakarta store, says a spokeswoman.

The high-fashion department store has said it will expand its retail estate globally from ten to 15 stores ‘over the next few years’, to allow it to focus on the development of its own-label womenswear and accessories ranges.

According to a Harvey Nichols spokeswoman, the Bristol store will be managed solely by Harvey Nichols, while the Jakarta store will be run by Harvey Nichols and a licensee, Jakarta-based retail group Mitra Adiperkasa Tbk.

The Bristol store, which is due to open this autumn, will be spread over 3000m2, offering fashion, fragrance and beauty ranges, as well as a food market and top-floor restaurant.

The concept for the Bristol store, according to Bristol Alliance leasing director Keith Stone, is to create a ‘café society’ area, similar to the Victoria Quarter in Leeds.

The Jakarta store will be Harvey Nichols’ debut in Indonesia.

The store, based in the Jakarta’s Grand Indonesia Shopping Town area, will span 930m2 over four floors and will include fashion, beauty and fine-dining concepts.

Harvey Nichols already has ten outlets across London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, Dublin, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Dubai and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.

Christian Biecher & Associés has previously worked on Harvey Nichols’ Hong Kong and Dublin stores.

GP Studio, which worked on the expansion of Harvey Nichols’ Birmingham store last year, confirms it is working with the department store on ‘projects within Knightsbridge’.

Retail consultancy Four IV has worked on the Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Istanbul stores. It declines to comment on current projects with the department store.

Run as a franchise by the licensee Unitim, the Istanbul store was the luxury retail brand’s first presence in Turkey, and was shortlisted for a Design Week Award for retail environment last year.

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