Ruth Scharvona, Head of Branch at John Lewis White City
Westfield London’s new £33m John Lewis store will provide 600 new jobs for residents in White City.
John Lewis will be one of the first retailers to open its doors on 20 March and will be the anchor store of the new £600m Westfield 2 development.
The Westfield 2 development will make the shopping centre the largest in Europe and forms part of Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s huge regeneration project for White City.
“We’ll continue to support Westfield and work with new businesses such as John Lewis in the borough to breathe new life into White City and ensure local residents benefit from the new development and infrastructure,” said cllr Andrew Jones, H&F cabinet member for economic development and regeneration. “We want to make H&F the greatest place to work, live and play.”
Spread over four floors, the John Lewis shop will host more than 20 services alongside 1,000 - plus brands in fashion, beauty, home and technology.
It will be the largest shop at the new Westfield expansion stretching over 230,000 sq ft – almost one third of the extension.
“Westfield tell us that we’re the most asked for retailer not already here and I cannot wait to open the doors of this shop and start showing the customers everything we have to offer,” said Ruth Scharvona, head of branch at John Lewis White City.
“We’re recruiting an outstanding team of partners who will advise customers on over 1,000 brands.”
In the coming weeks, 5,000 fixtures and fittings and 18,000 cases of stock will be delivered to the store ahead of the grand opening in March.
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