John McAslan + Partners has unveiled plans for a new John Lewis department store in Liverpool.
The multimillion-pound building, which will be built within the city's Paradise Street regeneration area, is set to become the largest John Lewis store outside London. With about 24,000m 2 of floor space, the store will be central to Grosvenor's £750 million redevelopment area. The building will replace the existing John Lewis store in Church Street and is expected to employ more than 600 staff. Work will begin on site before the end of the year and the new store is due to open its doors in 2008.