HU completes refurb a year ahead of schedule

Independent furniture and furnishings retailer Housing Units has completed its five-year refurbishment plan a year ahead of schedule with the installation of its contemporary European furniture department.

The 1,800sqft space is home to brands such as Bontempi, Calia, himolla and Venjakob and is differentiated from the rest of the 120,000sqft store by walnut columns and screens.

The department increases the space dedicated to furniture to more than 60,000sqft.

Completed was helped by the forced closures during COVID-19, allowing the business to create several new departments while the store was closed for the first time in its 77-year history.

‘This development has solidified our position as the leading home furnishings retailer in the UK’s mid to high sector. We seized the opportunity presented by the pandemic to accelerate our plans.  The five new developments have not only reinforced our goal of offering the best selection of furniture and furnishings in the Northwest but possibly in the entire UK,’ says Nick Fox, Housing Units ceo.

In addition to the contemporary European furniture department, the store has seen a new beds and bedroom department inspired by travel; a modern living department offering furniture and accessories: ‘one stop shop for urban living’; the main Emporium furniture department which saw the removal of the previous low ceiling to create a sense of light and space and 1,600sqft dedicated to Dutch brand Eichholtz, with seven roomsets.

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