February 2019

SMR Architects have recently assisted with the completion of a new 46,353 sq ft build-to-suit facility in Southampton, on behalf of omnichannel retailer, John Lewis & Partners. The customer delivery hub will provide additional capacity to serve Southampton and the wider south coast region. This site replaces the retailer’s existing warehouse provision, located nearby in Southampton city centre, with the full operations relocation expected to be completed by April 2019. The bespoke warehouse building allows rapid turn around of parcels delivered directly from the hub to people’s homes, supported by office and welfare space for the John Lewis Partners.

John Lewis has successfully collaborated with Peel Logistics to strategically delivery this build-to-suit facility to its exact needs and design which has also been delivered on time and to specification.

Simon Rispin added “This project was the first collaboration between Wardens and SMR Architects, and we look forward to working with them again in the future. We already have had further discussions, looking to grow this relationship and use the evident synergy between the two companies. We’re delighted John Lewis and Partners are so pleased with the finished product”