Edinburgh St James redevelopment

As you may have noticed, Edinburgh is going through some major changes. The new St James development began January 2016 and is due for completion in 2020. The current centre is being demolished to make way for a brand new retail, leisure and residential development. For more information, visit Edinburgh St James website (opens in new window), or take a look at the Edinburgh St James Key Facts leaflet.

During this work, we'll stay open throughout and will work hard to minimise the disruption. You'll notice some changes as the work takes place but we'll keep you updated as it happens.

What's new?
The Edinburgh St James Centre is now closed but John Lewis is open as usual.
Access to John Lewis will continue through the Leith Street entrances. Customers can park in the adjacent Q car park in the Omni Centre.

Work in the shop will start on 8 January in preparation for our new Lighting department that will open mid-February. During this time, Customer Services can be found on the 4th floor.

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Supporting our communities

Our aims

We're proud of the close links we forge between our Partners and local schools, charities and organisations. And wherever we do business, at home or abroad, we work with communities to make a difference. That's why:

  • Our Community Matters programme in our shops continues to support local charities and community groups.
  • We aim to give at least 1% of pre-tax profits to community initiatives.
  • We will continue to seek out projects that support the John Lewis Foundation at home and abroad.

If you'd like to nominate a good cause for Community Matters please complete the nomination form and take it to the Customer Services department.



If you'd like to nominate a good cause for Community Matters please complete the nomination form and take it to the Customer Services department.

The charities we're supporting from November 2016 - January 2017 are:

  • Gorgie Farm
  • Hearing Dogs for the Deaf
  • Scottish Wildlife Trust 

This is how August - October Community Matters' charities benefited from being part of the scheme:

  • Scottish Wildlife Trust - £1,075
  • Lochend Growing Community Project - £1,030
  • Macmerry Men's Shed - £896

Would you like to help us
support Barnardo's?

To make a donation to Barnardo's, our 150th anniversary charity, and help support those UK children who need it most, please text JL [Enter your local shop name] to:

  • 70300 to donate £3
  • 70500 to donate £5
  • 70100 to donate £10
John Lewis foundation

Since the introduction of the law requiring retailers to charge for single-use carrier bags, our charity, the John Lewis Foundation, has been responsible for distributing the proceeds to UK charities. We’ve aimed to choose charities closely aligned with the principles of the Foundation, supporting activities that promote education and inclusion, and enable employment. We’re sharing the past year’s proceeds of over £155,000 between six charities.

Carrier bag charging

Giving old sofas a new life

We'll collect and re-use your old sofa when you purchase a
new sofa from us

Find out more