John Lewis Scotland, Shop, Scottish Store, Location, Phone, Retail, Building, Address

John Lewis Scotland : Edinburgh Store

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

John Lewis Edinburgh
picture © Adrian Welch

Access to the store from Leith St or from the St James Centre entries.

John Lewis Shopping
John Lewis, Edinburgh: photo by Adrian Welch

John Lewis Edinburgh – Website:

John Lewis Store
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.

John Lewis Scotland
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.

St James Centre, Edinburgh: Food on 1:

John Lewis Edinburgh Store
St James Centre : image from CDA Architects

John Lewis Edinburgh
John Lewis underwent a £25m redesign in 2003-2004, expanding its store area at the St James Centre by a fifth.

Opposite the John Lewis Edinburgh store is the Glasshouse Hotel and Omni Edinburgh

Another John Lewis Scottish store: Buchanan Galleries Glasgow

Edinburgh Shopping Malls, Retail Parks
Craigleith Retail Park
Cameron Toll
Fort Kinnaird Shops
Ocean Terminal
Asda Edinburgh
St James Centre
John Lewis Scotland
Gyle Shopping Centre

Buildings adjacent to John Lewis Edinburgh:
Balmoral Hotel
National Portrait Gallery

TK Maxx Shop at Meadowbank Retail Parkping Park

British Home Stores

IKEA Edinburgh

John Lewis, Edinburgh: 0131 556 9121

Comments / photos for the John Lewis Edinburgh Architecture page welcome

John Lewis Scotland Building : page