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Former Debenhams store purchased by Bedford Borough Council

Mayor Tom Wooton standing in front of the former Debenhams building in Bedford.

Bedford Borough Council has officially completed the acquisition of the iconic former Debenhams store, marking a significant milestone in the rejuvenation of Bedford town centre.

Mayor of Bedford Borough, Tom Wootton, expressed optimism about the purchase, stating; “This acquisition is a crucial move in our efforts to revitalise the High Street and establish a vibrant community hub.

“We believe that this bold step will contribute to the development of an enticing town centre experience for both residents and visitors.”

Councillor Andrea Spice, Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth, Planning and Prosperity, added; “We acknowledge the challenges faced by traditional retail spaces.

“Our goal is to reimagine the town centre, offering a range of amenities and experiences, including retail, hospitality, community services, and cultural and residential spaces. We look forward to working with partners to attract new tenants.”

More information on the Town Centres’ Vision is to be published next month and will be discussed at Executive Committee on Wednesday 19 June. 

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