Paula Nickolds, Managing Director of John Lewis has said that ‘the modern day department store is a place to shop, do and learn under one roof’.
John Lewis said the new store, which is 230,000 sq ft, will offer customers new things to do and learn every time they visit.
These include daily fashion style talks, cookery masterclasses in a demonstration kitchen, and beauty treatments in either the &Beauty Express Nail & Brow Bar, or Hair and Beauty Salon.
The shop will stock over 150,000 products and more than 1,000 brands.
Westfield Square, a new public events space surrounded with shops, dining and leisure outlets, will open in the summer.
The expansion will create 8,000 new jobs taking the total number at the centre to 20,000.
Peter Miller, chief operating officer of Westfield Europe, said: ‘The further investment ahead of the centre’s 10th anniversary year is testimony to the strength of Westfield London, which experiences high retail demand for space from luxury and high street brands looking to house their flagship stores, along with first to market dining and leisure concepts.’
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