Crawley currently has three large stores and approximately 100 shops providing a good basic range of retail. The range and quality of shops need to be improved to make Crawley a primary regional centre.
The decision of John Lewis to locate to a new store in the town is an important first step, as the new store will anchor the whole centre encouraging a wide range of new high quality retailers to follow. It aims to open in 2015.
“This demonstrates John Lewis’ confidence in the plans for improving the retail offer for Crawley and Town Centre North. …We are looking forward to welcoming our first customers in Crawley.”
Ann Humphries, Director of Retail Development, John Lewis Partnership