John Lewis York, which opened in April 2014 and was Project Managed by Monaghans, has been honoured at the Retail Week Interiors Awards 2014 picking up the award for ‘Best Department Store of the Year’.
The York store is John Lewis’s second full line flexible format department store allowing access to the widest possible range of products and services, and showcases many of John Lewis’ omni-channel initiatives.
In addition to the innovative retail offer, John Lewis York is also the most sustainable John Lewis ever built and the first department store to achieve a 5-star BREEAM Outstanding rating. The store makes use of a number of innovative environmentally friendly systems including a 100% LED lighting scheme. In addition to operating efficiently to save energy, John Lewis York also generates some of its own power through an on-site solar array and the store even includes a Wildlife Wall which acts as a safe habitat for migrating bats.
Winning the ‘Best Department Store of the Year’ award marks a fantastic way for John Lewis to celebrate their 150th Anniversary this year and Monaghans are delighted to be working with one of the nation’s favourite retailers as they embark on the next chapter of their history in the modern retail landscape.