John Lewis has announced that its new shop in York will open its doors to customers on April 10.
The date marks the completion of the 92,000sq ft outlet which represents a £15m project. It will be the department store group’s 41st shop and the first new opening in 2014.
John Lewis said the new branch will offer customers an edited collection of products across fashion, home and electronics ‘in an inspiring and contemporary setting’ with two eateries: The Hotel Chocolat Cocoa Bean café on the ground floor or the Place to Eat on the first floor. Customers will also have access to computer terminals in the store to enable them to browse and purchase products from the wider johnlewis.com range for next day delivery.
Located on the Vangarde Shopping Park development, John Lewis is aiming to make the shop its most sustainable yet. With a focus on conserving and enhancing the environment, it features a wildlife wall alongside sustainable building design elements including low energy lighting and photovoltaic cells on the roof to generate energy.
Robert Garnish, branch manager at John Lewis York, said: “Having grown up in Yorkshire, I’m excited to announce the completion date of our multi-million pound investment in the area. Together with my team of Partners [staff] we’re looking forward to welcoming customers through the doors. We’ve been so grateful for the support from the community since we announced this project, and we can’t wait to reveal the shop on April 10.”