Revamp for John Lewis Oxford Street and Kingston stores

11:38 27 February 2013

The John Lewis store on Oxford Street will be revamped. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The John Lewis store on Oxford Street will be revamped. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

John Lewis is to embark on an £8million facelift of its Oxford Street store later this year.

Work will start in May and will include refurbishment of the lower ground floor to create a “home dining, entertaining and gifting emporium”.

A further £7million will be spent on a makeover of its Kingston premises, also starting in May.

An extra 7,000 square feet of ground floor space will be created, while existing beauty, fashion and gifting departments will be overhauled.

Managing director Andy Street said: “Investing in our shops is crucial to ensure we continue to provide powerful and compelling destinations for our customers to visit.

“These upgrades reinforce our commitment to the high street, where we believe it is essential to constantly innovate and evolve.

“We want our shops to stand as vibrant beacons of what successful bricks and mortar retailing can bring to our towns and cities, complementing a rapidly growing online business rather than being replaced by it.”

The firm will also shell out £18million on improvements on its High Wycombe and Nottingham branches. The work is due for completion in October and all four shops will all remain open.

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