John Lewis Cheltenham

This complex refurbishment and remodelling of John Lewis & Partners’ 51st store was successfully delivered to demanding timescales from concept design through to the much-anticipated opening.

Extensively adapting the former Beechwood Shopping Centre, the expansive 150,000ft2 floor area was stripped back to the building’s framework to incorporate a new façade, and a complete refurbishment and fit out was carried out in line with the John Lewis branding. Detailed remodelling of the building’s upper floor public car parks was also integrated into the development.

The use of BIM was fundamental to the success of this project, with Wilson Mason acting as BIM Manager on behalf of the client and developing the model with the contractors team through to completion. Cheltenham embraced the new store, and much of the immediate public vicinity was upgraded in parallel.