Welcome to John Lewis

Photo:Artist's impression of how the store might look

Artist's impression of how the store might look

Outline plans presented to NLCA on 18th October 2016

By Sandy Crowhurst, NLCA planning & environment coordinator

We have hoped for many years that John Lewis would open a store in Brighton and now we know it’s on its way. 

Site bought near the Clock Tower

John Lewis have bought the freehold of the site which includes Boots, Krispy Kreme and 1st Choice and intend to develop the site when the current lease runs out in 2018. 

Higher than the current building

This is a multi-million pound investment aiming to “build a world-class anchor store that will deliver bold and confident facades, yet responsive to local architecture”. The building will consist of five floors amounting to 145,000 sq ft – nine metres higher than the current building. 

The team from John Lewis gave a presentation to the North Laine Community Association meeting on 18th October 2016. This comprised Paula Seager, of Natural PR, who introduced Andrew Mills from John Lewis and the architect David Leech and together they presented their outline plan for a John Lewis store.


[Previously published in the North Laine Runner, No 242, September/October 2016]

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