Health food chain Holland & Barrett has announced it will open a new store in Birmingham city centre next month.
It has taken the ground and first floors at Gateway House, in High Street, in the unit previously occupied by clothing chain Dorothy Perkins which closed in January.
The firm has signed a ten-year lease and the new store opening is expected to create nine jobs.
Holland & Barrett's head of brand Emma Hobbs said: "This is an excellent opportunity in an area enjoying a large footfall and amidst many quality retailers.
"It represents a very significant investment and we are confident it will receive a warm welcome from shoppers."
The building, at 50-53 High Street, is owned by listed Birmingham property group Real Estate Investors.
Senior asset manager Ian Clark said: "Holland & Barrett is a great addition to our portfolio.
"It confirms the level of confidence from the marketplace in the location and effectively endorses our asset management strategy in terms of making the most of the 27,000 sq ft complex."
Holland & Barrett will be joining existing occupiers including homeless charity Shelter and Learndirect which provides skills, training and employment services.
Property consultancy Bilfinger GVA acted for REI.