John Lewis stations up

While work continues abound on the redevelopment of New Street Station, with the Bullring facing steelwork revealing the last remaining entrance 'eyes' to the station, construction work on the John Lewis store has been completed and the store handed over to the company.

Image reproduced from Network Rail,

Network Rail delivery partner MACE have handed over the store to John Lewis which will now be fitted out ,  The £35m 250,000 square feet store will be one of the largest outside London and create 650 jobs and with the new Grand Central shopping centre add new retail to the city and attract new visitors and open up the South Side of the city. 

Jeremy Collins, property director, John Lewis said: “The handover is a significant milestone for John Lewis Birmingham. We have held an ambition to open in the city for many years. We are looking forward to expanding our reach to customers across the region for the first time, providing them with more convenient access to our inspiring products and great service. 

“Our aspiration is for John Lewis Birmingham to become the cornerstone of wider regeneration in the south side of the city centre and to deliver a legacy of real quality and value to the area. We’re looking forward to becoming part of the local community.”

A recruitment campaign for the new store will begin in Autumn 2014.

The following pictures show recent works on the store with the frame structure for the steel cladding now being installed around the John Lewis store.

The Bullring facing steelwork.


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