Chelmsford enters the home straight

Published:  28 April, 2016

Aquila hands over Bond Street anchor store to John Lewis

Aquila, developer of the new Bond Street shopping centre in Chelmsford, has formally handed over the anchor store to John Lewis for fitting out. Due to open in September 2016, the shop will be the retailer’s first site in Essex.

John Lewis Chelmsford’s 90,000 sq ft shop represents an £18m investment in Chelmsford by the retailer. Branch manager Laura Rawston said: “We have had an ambition to open a shop in Essex for some time now, and the Bond Street development couldn’t be a better proposition for us.”

The scheme links directly into the High Street and has attracted a number of high profile retailers including The White Company, Joules, Jack Wills, Fat Face and L’Occitane.

Neil Ridley of Aquila said: “Handing over to John Lewis is an important milestone as we turn into the home straight to opening. We are delighted that delivery is on time for Christmas trading which is keenly anticipated by shoppers. We have worked closely with John Lewis to reach this exciting stage in the development.”

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