John Lewis today announces that its shop in Chelmsford, alongside the wider Bond Street development, will open its doors to customers on Thursday 29th September.
John Lewis Chelmsford's 90,000sqft shop represents an £18m investment by the retailer. As well as offering more than 65,000 fashion, beauty, home and electrical products, the shop will bring together the retailer's best services, including a beauty treatment room, a Foreign Exchange bureau and a Nursery Advice service. Customers will also be able to take advantage of John Lewis's click & collect facility and benefit from 20 minutes' free parking in the Bond Street car parks.
Laura Rawstron, branch manager, John Lewis Chelmsford, says: "The business has had ambition to open a shop in Essex for some time now, and the Bond Street development couldn't be a better proposition for us.
"I am delighted to be welcoming a team who I know will deliver the exceptional levels of customer service that John Lewis is renowned for to the people of Chelmsford and Essex, and look forward to meeting our very first customers in just over two months' time."
Other retailers opening on the same day as part of the wider Bond Street development include White Company, Foyles, Joules and Jack Wills. Located in the city centre, the development will feature a range of riverside restaurants and an Everyman cinema.
The announcement comes as John Lewis Chelmsford launches its search for local charities to support its Community Matters programme. Anyone can nominate a charity, which sees £3000 split between three important local charities every 12 weeks.