July 2016

Last week saw John Lewis’ first northern, purpose built Customer Delivery Hub successfully completed.  In conjunction with Simons Group, SMR assisted with the design and delivery of this BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rated facility.  The 50,500 sq ft state-of-the-art distribution warehouse forms part of Muse’s flagship 110-acre development in the Leeds City Region Enterprise Zone and is ideally located in close proximity to Junction 45 of the M1.  John Lewis and the project management team were particularly impressed with the outstanding site organisation, management and execution of the project.

The new facility reinforces John Lewis’ commitment to the region and will support stores in York, which opened in April 2014 and Leeds, set to open later this year.  The £2M internal fit-out is based on SMR’s layout which responds to the varying operations planned for the hub, and provides partners with large open plan offices, meeting rooms and catering space, along with training facilities and briefing areas.

Alongside our architectural services, SMR provided Principal Designer Advice and BIM Information Management support to Simons Group.

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