Old Jun 29, 06, 6:38 am
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OT:Harrods,Selfridges & Harvey Nicks vying for T5 spot

As long as they don't block the windows


Harrods is in talks with BAA over the prospect of opening a small department store in the new Terminal 5 at Heathrow.

The new terminal, which is currently under construction, is likely to feature the top Knightsbridge store as its centrepiece, with Mohammed Al Fayed's world-famous shop the favourite to take the site.

Other top stores vying for the 12,000sq ft of space at the terminal include Selfridges and Harvey Nichols.

Colin Hargrave, the managing director of airport operator BAA, told Drapers Record: "Harrods is an important business partner of ours and we have Harrods stores in a number of our terminals already."

However, the new store is likely to be much bigger than the others, which generally only sell souvenirs and small items, featuring more clothes and fashion items for travelling shoppers.

A spokesman for Harrods admitted: "Harrods has a valuable relationship with BAA so we are in conversation with them about opportunities at T5."

The controversial new terminal is expected to open in spring 2008
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