Peter Jones Store - London, UK

William Crabtree - 1935 - 1937
John McAslan 2002 - 2004
Sloane Square
The Peter Jones store in Sloane Square and the King's Road, in Chelsea, was commissioned by John Spedan Lewis, the founder of the John Lewis Partnership.  It was built in two stages beginning in the early 1930s.  The curved curtain wall was finished before World War II but the project wasn't completed until the 1960s by which time the original design had been somewhat compromised. 

Between 2002 and 2004 John McAslan completed a £100 million refurbishment of the building.  McAslan says that the store had been, " ... sensitively altered with dramatic new interiors and extensions as well as improved building services and operational facilities, without sacrificing its much loved and distinctive form."

In his book, "21st Century London - The New Achitecture" Kenneth Powell says that,
"At the heart of the store, a spectacular new central light well rises seven storeys to the roof, with escalators serving all floors."  He adds that, "Externally Peter Jones remains the Modern landmark it has always been .... This project has set a new benchmark for sympathetic rehabilitation of classic Modern Movement buildings."

The Symons Street side of the building.

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