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With just six weeks until the new Bond Street development, get a sneak peek behind the scenes at the new John Lewis.
The new store will be the centrepiece of the new Bond Street development in Chelmsford city centre, which will include shops, restaurants and a new cinema.
Opening on the 29th September, John Lewis Chelmsford is the anchor shop at the brand new Bond Street development.
The new store, the first John Lewis in Essex, will stock more than 65,000 products.
The interior of the new store has been revealed during a construction tour of the shop this week, which is now entering the final weeks of internal fit-out and has provided over 300 retail jobs.
Throughout the construction process, the project has laid enough ceramic floor tiles throughout the shop to cover the entire footprint of the Rio Maracana Olympic Stadium.
The construction has seen builders Install enough FSC plywood sheeting that when stacked on top of each other, would be higher than the statue of “Christ the Redeemer” in Rio.
Manager Laura Rawstron,said: “We’ve carefully curated brands that we know the Chelmsford community will enjoy and very much look forward to opening the shop on the 29th September.”
Fashion fans will be tempted by brands including Ralph Lauren, Finery, Mulberry, Michael Kors, Whistles, Trilogy, REISS and Diesel.
John Lewis Chelmsford’s beauty hall is 7,900 sq ft, the biggest out of all of the chain's small full-line department stores.