Woolworth's Commercial Road, Portsmouth
The planned frontage for a store in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, to replace the Woolworth's destroyed by enemy action during World War II, as drawn by Harold Winbourne, the Company Architect in 1948
When the store first opened in 1950, building work on the upper floors and rear of the salesfloor was still continuing. The work completed on schedule in 1953.
Woolworths and Littlewoods stores stand side by side in Commercial Road, Portsmouth in 2004. Both are now brands of the respected on-line retailer Shop Direct Group.