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John Lewis opens pop-up concept store
Published:  29 October, 2013

Henderson secures Open House debut for six-week lease at the N1 centre, London

Henderson Global Investors has agreed a short term lease with John Lewis concept store – Open House – at its N1 shopping centre in Islington, London.

The pop up store called ‘Open House’ has signed a temporary lease at the N1 shopping Centre in Islington in order to trial the concept which showcases JLP’s interiors range. It represents the first UK store for the retailer. The 6,500-sq ft store will be hosting DJs, gin tasting, exotic food cocktails and cult cinema, amongst other activities, during the period.

Jason Boyce, senior portfolio manager at Henderson Property, said: “This new letting introduces an exciting new brand to the existing line up at N1. The fact that John Lewis chose N1 to trial its new concept is testament to the strength of the centre. It also reflects our ongoing efforts to make N1 a number one retail destination. The letting secured demonstrates our ability and commitment to improve the tenant mix and foot fall of the centre which will be the driver of investment performance in the long term.”

Savills acted for Henderson Global Investors.