Profile: John Lewis


Store fit out
Bruceshaw provided cost management services for the fit out of the new £35m John Lewis store in Birmingham. This store is the largest the retailer has opened in the past four years and was the largest retail development delivered in Europe during 2015. The gross internal area of the building is 250,000 sq ft, occupying seven levels with trade across four of these – providing an overall selling area of around 170,00 sq ft. The store debuted several brand new services and concepts, in line with John Lewis’ ambition to expand customer experience as part of their ‘omnichannel’ approach.

We supported John Lewis throughout the duration of this project, from the design phase through to procurement of the main contract, and into the construction phase – during which we managed the contract and change processes, agreeing the final account.


170,000sq ft store

£27mproject value