John Lewis reveals £24 million plans for new-look store in Edinburgh

John Lewis has announced details of a £24 million investment and refurbishment of its 160,000ft2 Edinburgh store. 

The investment is funding improvements throughout the shop including a new, additional shopping floor, a new cafe and a new tech product area.

It is also financing a reconfiguration of the shop, to make it easier to shop while the rest of the St James Centre, of which John Lewis is the anchor store, is being redeveloped.

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Work at the shop began last year, with the installation of a new entrance on Leith Street with new lifts, and a new customer collections area for click & collect services.  Parking spaces were also created outside the shop.

Barry Blamire, head of branch at John Lewis Edinburgh, said: “This is one of the biggest refurbishments the shop has seen in its 43 years and an incredibly exciting moment in our history.

“As the retail landscape changes, we adapt and evolve our shops to ensure we continue to meet our customers’ needs and expectations. This major investment will give customers more interactive shopping experiences while retaining the same excellent level of service from our Partners,” he continued.

“We’re working through the night to ensure there is minimum impact on our customers and  would like to thank our loyal customers for their patience as the shop is transformed. We look forward to unveiling our new look shop and exciting new additions.”

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