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Scheduled to open in 2017, the new department store will arrive as part of Westfield's £1bn expansion plans

John Lewis to open department store in Westfield

John Lewis is set to open a new department store in the Westfield Shopping Centre in West London, marking its fifth in the UK capital.

Scheduled to open in 2017, the new department store will arrive as part of Westfield’s £1bn expansion plans.

The extension will include 600,000 square feet of retail space, 1,500 new homes and create 6,700 new jobs.

The new John Lewis department store will boast 230,000 square feet of shopping space.

Michael Gutman, Westfield’s European managing director, told The Telegraph: "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.

"The new store will be another huge attraction to westfield London and will become an important centrepiece of the massive regeneration taking place in the White City opportunity area with the creation of thousands of new homes and jobs."

Andy Street, managing director of John Lewis, added: "Our business in London has strengthened significantly over recent years.

"It is therefore right that we now move to open in Westfield London and bring our offer to customers in the west of the city."

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