Plans were submitted to demolish the popular Schofields store in Leeds - now home to The Core - but they did not find favour with the council.
Nottingham-based Crampin and Pring submitted a design for a building mostly made from red brick but the council said it want ed to see more stone to break up the brick.
It was deemed this would give the building a “Leeds feel” and help create a kind of architectural bridge between it and the older Edwardian buildings nearby.
Councillors said the new design lacked identity.
In the end, Schofields (which became the Schofields Centre) traded right up to 1996, after which it became The Headrow Centre, taking on its latest incarnation in 2009.