Fenwick (department store)

Fenwick (department store)

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Fenwick (founded 1882, Newcastle upon Tyne) is an independent chain of department stores in the United Kingdom.

The group has its headquarters at the flagship Fenwick department store in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. Other stores are located in London (in Bond Street and Brent Cross), Leicester, York, Windsor, Canterbury and Tunbridge Wells. Fenwick acquired the Bentalls group in 2001 which at that time comprised five department stores. Three of these were subsequently sold to J E Beale with Fenwick retaining only two of the stores, in Kingston upon Thames and Bracknell. In 2007 the group further expanded by purchasing Williams & Griffin, a well-regarded independent department store, in Colchester, Essex.

The Newcastle store, which is one of Britain's largest department stores, holds a spectacular Christmas window tableaux each year, attracting visitors from a wide area.

Fenwick's Newcastle has a complex layout made up of several connected buildings that open to Northumberland Street, Eldon Square, Monument Mall and Blackett Street. The store includes eight (with the opening of a Yo! Sushi) cafes and restaurants and a wide selection of goods.

Branches in Bond Street, York and Windsor offer a limited range of departments, specialising in clothing, fashion accessories and cosmetics, as the focus of their assortment.


*Northumberland Street, Newcastle upon Tyne 5 floors 22,500 m²
*Bond Street, London 5 floors 5,530 m²
*Market Street, Leicester (formerly Joseph Johnson) 5 floors
*Brent Cross, London 3 floors
*Coppergate Shopping Centre, York 3 floors
*King Edward Court, Windsor 2 floors
*Whitefriars Shopping Centre, Canterbury (formerly Ricemans) 5 floors 10,776 m²
*Westfield Royal Victoria Place, Tunbridge Wells 3 floors
*Wood Street, Kingston upon Thames (Bentalls) 5 floors
*High Street, Bracknell (Bentalls Bracknell) 2 floors
*High Street, Colchester (Williams & Griffin) 6 floors

Former locations

*St.Ebbe's Street, Oxford (formerly F Cape & Co)

ee also

*List of department stores

External links

* [http://www.fenwick.co.uk/ Fenwick official website]
* [http://www.bentalls.co.uk/ Bentalls official website]
* [http://www.williegee.com/ Williams & Griffin official website]

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