Monaghans is delighted to celebrate another opening with John Lewis & Partners with the innovative new Cheltenham store opening today, on time and on budget.
The old Beechwood Shopping Centre was remodelled to create 115,000 sq ft of selling space over two floors to accommodate John Lewis & Partners’ 51st shop, with the £23 million flagship store being heralded as a key addition to Cheltenham town centre.
John Lewis & Partners Cheltenham is one of the retailer’s new pilot shops and explores a number of new ideas and concepts from the new John Lewis & Partners signage, the retailers biggest Style Studio to date, and an experience desk where customers can book many other services, including three brand new experiences being exclusively launched at Cheltenham:
Private Shopping – Customers can book an exclusive after-hours shopping experience with an expert team of John Lewis Partners on hand.
The Shopping List – A full service personal shopping experience where customers can enjoy expert assistance whilst they shop or relax with a glass of fizz whilst their John Lewis Partner shops for them.
Get My Gifts – Customers can book their very own John Lewis Gift Guru to help tick off their Christmas lists, whether it's finding the perfect gift for a loved one, or filling the whole family’s stockings.
Beyond the experience desk, John Lewis & Partners Cheltenham customers will find over 49,000 products from more than a thousand brands, including an extensive beauty department featuring brands including Charlotte Tilbury, Tom Ford and Clinique. There are also two cafes, with The Place to Eat and Huffkins offering a wide variety of food and drink.
As well as delivering a superb customer experience, John Lewis & Partners Cheltenham boasts some impressive environmental credentials as it was constructed to a BREEAM target of Very Good. The project also achieved a Considerate Constructor score of 42 (performance beyond compliance), with a particular highlight being the team’s involvement with a community charity project to develop a 30×10m plot of land into a garden and raise £5000 for local Cheltenham charity Family Space.
As Project Managers for the scheme, Monaghans were involved throughout the project journey from Agreement for Lease negotiation, through the shell reconfiguration, to procurement and management of the fit out works. Monaghans is delighted to continue its long-standing relationship with John Lewis & Partners, as they continue to deliver innovative retail environments.