Struggling high street department chain British Home Stores (BHS) is set to file for administration putting more than 11,000 jobs on the line.
Many people who are employed by the retail company in its west London stores at The Chimes shopping centre on the High Street in Uxbridge , The Broadway in West Ealing and St Ann’s shopping centre in Harrow are due to find out their fates following a meeting scheduled on Monday (April 25) morning.
The group has more than 160 stores in the UK including its flagship store on Oxford Street which for decades have provided affordable clothing and homeware.
The BHS Marketing offices at Northwest House are also based in the borough of Westminster on Marylebone Road.
A last-minute rescue deal with Sports Direct seems to have fallen flat as the collapse of the department store will be the biggest to hit the high street since the end of Woolworths in 2008 which also affected Hillingdon , Harrow and Brent stores , and Hounslow where new fashion outlets H&M and Next have opened.
Founded in 1928, the troubled department store which has been struggling to make a profit was sold for £1 to Retail Acquisitions by Sir Philip Green in March last year.
BHS confirmed it was filing for administration but said its stores would continue to trade for now, following the meeting held on Monday morning on the business' future.