John Lewis is holding a public exhibition to seek local opinion on its proposals to build a department store on the Boots site on the corner of North Street and Queens Road.
The exhibition is at 133 Queens Road, opening from 11am-8pm on Friday 16th September and 11am-4pm on Saturday 17th September.
Andrew Mills, Senior Acquisitions and Development manager at John Lewis, said, ”We have held a long term ambition to build a new department store in Brighton and we want to hear local people’s views on our proposals.
“We have developed an outline planning application so that we can establish the scale of our new shop. We are also sharing sketches showing what the shop could look like and we want to hear what people would like to see in the department store.”
The proposed John Lewis shop would represent a multi-million pound investment by John Lewis into Brighton & Hove and the proposal is to build a high quality new building and shopping offer at the heart of the city centre. The shop would create 250 jobs for Brighton & Hove residents.
Continued Andrew Mills, “Each of our shops is unique to the city or town in which it sits and our Brighton shop would be no exception. We want to hear the views of Brighton & Hove residents to allow us to deliver a shop that is right for the city.”
People can also view the exhibition and leave comments from 16th to 26th September online at www.johnlewis.com/our-shops/brighton
There is ambition for John Lewis Brighton to offer an edited selection of fashion, beauty, home, electrical and consumer electronics goods and services, while computer terminals would enable shoppers to browse the wider John Lewis assortment online.
The retailer intends to submit an outline planning application later this year, followed by a detailed planning application next year.