New Stores for John Lewis and Waitrose
New John Lewis and Waitrose stores will open in Horsham this month, meaning more shopping opportunities for anyone travelling to the West Sussex market town.
John Lewis 'At Home' will present an edited selection of 16,000 products across furniture, furnishing accessories, homeware, technology and nursery departments.
The shop will also be the first John Lewis branch to introduce the Home hub - a new concept that will bring together all home services and allow customers to browse John Lewis’ full furniture range, whether in-store or via online portals, in one space.
Surrounding the Home hub will be a series of 11 room sets displaying various interior trends, while inside customers will be able to co-ordinate their furniture, floor coverings and soft furnishings using various design services with the help of John Lewis’ partners.
The development, which has created a total of 217 new jobs, is also seeing Waitrose relocating to Albion Way from its current Piries Place location in the town.
John Lewis customers will be able to access all of the Waitrose catering facilities, including a juice bar, wine and beer bar, a new bakery and café.
Customers will also be able to place online orders from within the branch and collect online orders via Click & Collect.
Nigel Davis, branch manager of John Lewis ‘At Home’ Horsham, said: “It’s tremendously exciting to have the opening date confirmed and I’m already looking forward to opening the doors to our first customers.
“I am particularly proud to open the first ever John Lewis branch to feature the Home hub, which will bring all of our beautiful home products together in a way that has never been done before.”
Jo Thomas, branch manager of Waitrose Horsham, added: “This is an extremely exciting time for the team - relocating to a bigger location with a much wider offer, and joining forces with Partners at John Lewis to provide our customers with an improved and more convenient shopping experience.”
The shops will open to customers from 9am on Thursday June 18, and there will be more than 350 parking spaces available at the site.
John Lewis ‘At Home’ will be open Monday to Saturday from 9am until 8pm and Sunday from 10am until 4.30pm (including Sunday browse time from 10am until 10.30am).
Waitrose will be open Monday to Saturday from 7.30am until 9pm and Sunday from 10.30am until 4.30pm. The café will be open Monday to Saturday 7.30am until 8pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.