A new John Lewis at Home store will open in Newbury in 2012, the retailer has announced.

John Lewis at Home to launch in Newbury

A new John Lewis at Home store will open in Newbury in 2012, the retailer has announced.

John Lewis at Home to launch in Newbury

The £8m shop, which will be located in the new Parkway development in the town centre, will trade from two levels totalling 40,000 sq ft and create around 160 new jobs.

To allow customers to access and order a wider John Lewis assortment from johnlewis.com, online ordering points will be located throughout the store, and they will also be able to use the free John Lewis Click and Collect service.

John Lewis said that although there were a number of its department stores within an hour’s drive of Newbury, it believed customers would appreciate the convenience of town centre shopping.

The John Lewis at Home concept successfully launched in Poole in October 2009, and three more shops opened last year, in Croydon, Swindon and Tunbridge Wells.

Stores in Exeter and Chester are due to open this autumn.

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