UPDATE: Nando's says it has no plans to open a restaurant in Lancaster

Plans show two businesses - including restaurant chain Nandos - as potentially moving into the former BHS store in Lancaster's Market Street.

By Nick Lakin
Wednesday, 20th January 2021, 12:36 pm

A document on the commercial property website Realla shows a floor plan for the building at 7-17 Market Street.

However a spokesman for Nando's told the Lancaster Guardian that the South African restaurant chain currently had no plans to open in Lancaster.

The plan for the BHS building, which closed in 2016, also shows that Bristol based cafe bar Loungers has exchanged contracts for one of the units.

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The plans for the building clearly show that Nandos and Loungers look likely to occupy two units on the ground floor.

Two other units, one on the ground ground floor and what appears to be the entire first floor, are still available.

The Lancaster BHS store shut for good in August 2016 after the company went into administration and failed to secure a new owner.

General manager at the time Julie Shingleton told the Lancaster Guardian that it was a “sad day” for the 30 staff who clocked off for the final time on August 8 2016.

An illustration of the building in Market Street. Plans show Nando's and Loungers as occupying the ground floor of the building.
BHS closed in 2016 after the company went into administration.