New beauty spa at centre of flagship MK store’s facelift

Interior design John Lewis beauty spa at the Cheadle store picture by markwaugh.net
Interior design John Lewis beauty spa at the Cheadle store picture by markwaugh.net

A BEAUTY spa will be added to a flagship store in Milton Keynes as part of a multi-million pound revamp.

The Beauty Retreat at John Lewis in thecentre:mk will be located on the first floor and offer treatments such as facials, manicures, pedicures, eyebrow/eyelash tinting and threading

Paul Hunt, MD or John Lewis Milton Keynes said: “We believe the Beauty Retreat will not only inspire and delight shoppers but add to their shopping experience.

“The Retreat is still a relatively new concept for John Lewis but its been really well received by customers and it will be a fabulous addition to the services customers will be able to access in-store.”

The extensive revamp will also see an espresso bar along with revamped fashion, home and consumer electronics departments.

The store’s layout will be reshaped to increase the selling floor, currently about 120,000 sq-ft by around 20,000 sq-ft.

The idea behind it is to “enhance customers’ shopping experience” to increase the amount of time they spend in the store.

The haberdashery and womenswear departments will be the first departments to showcase a new look.

Changes to womenswear will include a denim wall, contemporary fixtures for jewellery and accessories, as well as host of top new brands and a luxury fashion advice suite.

The refurbishment will be complete in about October and the store will remain open throughout.

John Lewis has been in Milton Keynes for more than 30 year and the revamp marks a vote of confidence in thecentre:mk.

With permission given for a casino at Xscape, new owners of the Theatre District and plans in the offing for the Secklow Gate area of the centre:mk, as well as a multi-million pound investment in Midsummer Place, the face of the retail centre of Milton Keynes could be changing markedly over the coming months.