John Lewis reveals opening date for new Cheltenham shop

Martin Bundy_JL Cheltenahm Branch Manager

The long-anticipated opening of the new John Lewis department store, its 51st store, will take place on October 18.

John Lewis is investing £23m in the 115,000 sq ft shop which will offer fashion, home and technology products and services.

The new store manager will be Martin Bundy. Martin has been a John Lewis Partner for over 18 years. He joined the Partnership as a shop floor assistant at the retailer’s Southsea department store and since then has held senior roles in several John Lewis shops including Southampton, Bluewater, Newbury and most recently managed John Lewis’s Chichester shop. During his career he has also held various project and branch development roles in the company’s head office.

Martin Bundy said: “I’m very proud to be given this great opportunity and excited to show the people of Cheltenham our new shop. Before we open we have a lot to do. As well as getting the shop ready we will recruit and train hundreds of new Partners ready to deliver outstanding customer service.”

The new shop will be the 51st shop to join the John Lewis estate.