John Lewis confirms new store for Westfield London

John Lewis confirmed its plans to open a new store in Shepherd Bush's Westfield shopping mall this afternoon.

The four-storey store will be the partnership's fifth in London, will cover 230,000 sq ft and is expected to create 600 new jobs when it opens in 2017. The shop will stock over 350,000 lines and include an outdoor dining terrace.

The new John Lewis will be part of a 600,000 sq ft extension to Westfield London, which will create around 6,700 permanent new jobs.

Michael Gutman, Westfield’s European managing director said: "John Lewis is the most requested store at Westfield London and we are delighted that we will soon be able to deliver on this for our customers."