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The Aquisition of Knight and Lee
Knight and Lee; for those with good taste! The provinces first expansion into the provinces occurred in 1933, with the Partnership’s ...
Towards the present day
Changes afoot in Milton Keynes In 2004, both John Lewis and Waitrose celebrated 25 years in Milton Keynes. It was a ...
The War Years
Portsmouth at risk The South of England was obliterated in during the Second World War. Portsmouth was a prime target for ...
Plans for Partnership approved The first whisperings of about a proposed department store in North West London, to be built at ...
A recovery period
Brand new concepts The John Lewis department store would be situated on the far right wing of the shopping centre, operating ...
The construction and opening of Knight and Lee
New premises acquired In the Gazette dated 29th October 1955, it was announced to Partners that a new building had been ...
The grand opening of John Lewis Brent Cross
First London based Partnership store in over 30 years On the 10th March 1976, John Lewis Brent Cross and the Brent ...
The reshuffles of the 70's and 80's
Knight and Lee walking tall By the 1960’s, Knight and Lee was once again enjoying considerable prosperity. In 1961, the Menswear ...
Towards the present day
One hectic year It was immediately obvious that Brent Cross Shopping Centre, along with the John Lewis and ‘Waitrose had proven ...
John Lewis Portsmouth in the pipeline?
Threats Despite consistant development, Knight and Lee remained small, especially for a store belonging to the Partnership. In fact, when Caleys of Windsor closed ...
Catalogue of successes Lewis’ Ltd Bristol was just one eleven department stores in the Lewis’ group. In the 1920’s, Lewis’ became ...
Devasted by war
Victim of the Baedeker Raids Despite a peaceful first couple of years during the year, with the commencement of the Blitz, ...
Ambitious opening targets On Thursday 6th February 1981, the Partnership took possession of Lewis’s Ltd. Lewis’s stopped trading on the 17th ...
The steps that led to Partnership takeover
Shifting the cheap image. In the years following the war, Bonds focused on the rebuilding of the shop on the old ...
The grand opening of John Lewis Bristol
Opened in record time! On Tuesday 7th April 1981 at precisely 9am, John Lewis Bristol opened its doors to customers for ...
The regeneration of Bristol and the implications for the Partnership
New proposals for Bristol growth From its very opening, John Lewis Bristol did magnificently well. Bristol thrived and the branch wallowed ...
Department store daring to be different Construction began on John Lewis Leicester in 2005. It was soon very obvious that the ...
Flexible Format John Lewis Exeter would be the first of ten proposed flexible format stores to open nationwide. The new format ...
The Grand opening of John Lewis Leicester
Brilliantly breathtaking branch John Lewis Leicester finally opened its doors to customers on the 4th September 2008. The opening signalled not ...
The grand opening of John Lewis Exeter
Worth the wait John Lewis Exeter, the first of the Partnership’s flexible format shops, was opened on the 12th October 2012. ...
Introduction and Conception
Total coverage In 1988, then Director of Research and Expansion Stuart Hampson announced to the Gazette the Partnership’s intention to build ...
The New Towns Project Milton Keynes was the ambitious product of a government initiative to create new towns, in order to ...
Rejuvenating Glasgow Construction got underway in 1996, by which point the Buchanan Galleries centre had also been given the go-ahead. The ...
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