John Lewis have long expressed an ambition to have a presence in Brighton and, in December 2014, they acquired the conspicuous corner property, 129-133 North Street, occupied by Boots.
Now, prior to submitting a planning application later this year, John Lewis are holding an exhibition of its plans and inviting the public to share its views on their proposals.
The exhibition will take place at 133 Queen’s Road (next to Boots)
on Friday 16th September from 11am – 8pm.
and Saturday 17th September from 11am – 4pm.
The exhibition boards will also be online at: www.johnlewis.com/our-shops/brighton
and comments can be left online from 16th – 26th September 2016.
If plans are approved, the new shop would provide in the region of 250 new jobs.
John Lewis Brighton would likely offer an edited selection of its fashion, beauty, home, electrical and consumer electronics goods and services to Brighton, while computer terminals would enable shoppers to browse the wider John Lewis assortment online.
John Lewis operates 45 John Lewis shops across the UK (32 department stores, 11 John Lewis at home and shops at St Pancras International and Heathrow Terminal 2) as well as johnlewis.com. It is part of the John Lewis Partnership, the UK’s largest example of worker co-ownership and all 30,000 John Lewis staff are Partners in the business. John Lewis, ‘Best Clothing Retailer 2015’ , ‘Best Electricals Retailer 2015’ and Best Homewares Retailer 2015’’¹, typically stocks more than 350,000 separate lines in its department stores across fashion, home and technology. Johnlewis.com stocks over 280,000 products, and is consistently ranked one of the top online shopping destinations in the UK.