First West London branch for John Lewis
Westfield and John Lewis today have announced that John Lewis will open a four-level department store at Westfield London, creating approximately 600 new jobs.
The 230,000 sq ft department store is John Lewis's first West London branch and will stock over 350,000 lines including fashion, home and technology. Anchoring the new Westfield London extension, the shop will include a unique outdoor dining terrace with views over the listed Dimco buildings and BBC television centre.
The planned Westfield London extension will feature 600,000 sq ft of additional retail and 1,500 homes and is expected to create around 6,700 permanent new jobs. The new department store is expected to be a major attraction for customers, adding to the 27 million UK and tourist shoppers who visit Westfield London annually.
Michael Gutman, Westfield's European Managing Director said, ”John Lewis is the most requested store at Westfield London and we are delighted that we will soon be able to deliver on this for our customers”.
Andy Street, John Lewis Managing Director, said,"Our business in London has strengthened significantly over recent years. It is therefore right that we now move to open in Westfield London and bring our offer to customers in the west of the city."
The new store at is expected to open in 2017.
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