28th February 2024

Project: Debenhams, Winchester

GSE are currently engaged as structural & civil engineering consultants for the remodelling of the former Debenhams Store in Winchester High Street.

This unique building comprised 3 structures which had been linked to form one department store. On the right, a 1950’s steel framed building, on the left, a 1990s steel framed building, and in between the two a 4 storey Georgian building. The remodelling comprised of splitting the single department store into smaller multi occupancy units.

Our work consisted of allowing more space for each unit by infilling the escalator void, and levelling the ground floor in one building, and making sure the interior and exterior are structurally suitable to allow the split.

All of this was done to maximise the lettable retail space and work is currently on site with a planned completion date of later this year.