John Lewis Scotland, Shop, Scottish Store, Location, Phone, Building, Address
John Lewis Scotland : Edinburgh Store Information
The St James Centre : John Lewis Edinburgh
John Lewis Edinburgh
This Scottish John Lewis store is located at the east end of the New Town Phase One. The sandstone facade has a massive scale and simple detailing. The recent Calton Square opposite relates well to it. Unlike the ugly St James Centre behind it - often voted the most disliked building in Scotland - this grand shop by Sir Basil Spence Glover & Ferguson has lasting presence.
John Lewis, Edinburgh : Phone 0131 556 9121
Store Address: John Lewis, St James Centre, Edinburgh, EH1 3SP
Access to the store from Leith St or from the St James Centre entries.
John Lewis, Edinburgh: photo by Adrian Welch
John Lewis Edinburgh - Website: www.johnlewis.com/Shops/DSMain.aspx?StoreId=2
St James Centre shopping centre : image from Michael Laird Architects
Michael Laird Architects had a scheme for the total redevelopment of John Lewis Edinburgh and the St James Centre site but this failed to go ahead due to the developer's direction.
St James Centre : photo by Adrian Welch
In 2003 Malcolm Fraser Architects and the Cockburn Association plans for Princes Street included the John Lewis Edinburgh store and in late 2004 Broadway Malyan Architects - who designed the Leith Street Bridge which accesses the St James Centre shopping centre - were reported to be drawing up plans for New Town Shopping along the lines of the Malcolm Fraser proposals.