Future expansion

John Lewis is committed to growth, bringing our brand to more areas of the country with new stores and a growing online business.
Computer generated image of John Lewis in Exeter
The first flexible format shop opened in Exeter city centre

New department stores are planned for Birmingham in 2015, the Victoria Gate area of Leeds in the autumn 2016 and Westfield London and Oxford in 2017.

A new flexible format shop is planned to open in Chelmsford in 2016. This format sits between the full size department stores and the 'at home' shops. The shops, averaging 65,000 to 100,000 square feet, will highlight Fashion, Home and Consumer Electronics products.

Our 'at home' format focuses exclusively on the home sector including home and electrical and home technology assortments, and with no fashion assortment. We plan to open new 'at home' format shops in Basingstoke and Horsham in 2015 and Worcester in 2016 as part of co-locations with Waitrose.

To support our expansion plans a new Distribution Centre will open in Milton Keynes in 2016 and will be responsible for large furniture, electricals and home furnishings. This is in addition to the existing distribution centre at Magna Park and the adjacent Magna Park 2 which will be fully operational in 2016.


In addition we expect there to be further opportunities for additional department stores and will look for growth through our multi-channel strategy, particularly johnlewis.com.

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John Lewis to open a new distribution centre in Milton Keynes
John Lewis has announced that it will open a new distribution centre (DC) in Milton Keynes to support the growth of its omnichannel business in both shops and online. Read the press release John Lewis to open a new distribution centre in Milton Keynes
John Lewis sets its sights on Horsham for a new at home shop
John Lewis has announced plans to open a 45,000 sq ft at home in Horsham as early as autumn 2015. Read the press release John Lewis sets its sights on Horsham for a new at home shop.
John Lewis to join the line up at Westfield London
John Lewis will open a four-level department store at the UK's number one shopping centre, Westfield London, creating approximately 600 new jobs for London. Read the press release John Lewis to join the line up at Westfield London.

John Lewis Chelmsford
John Lewis Chelmsford will be John Lewis's third flexible department store and their first shop in Essex. Read the press release John Lewis flexible format department store to anchor Bond Street retail development in Chelmsford.