Adam Knibb Architects were appointed as part of the £2.4m refurbishment of John Lewis West Quay, in Southampton. The new Farm Shop and Roof Garden have been designed to re-enforce the connection between the flagship store and the Leckford Estate (Waitrose).
The scheme seeks to bring a unique shopping experience to customers and was part of a store wide development that looks to incorporate innovative solutions to redefine the consumer’s journey. We worked closely with the department store and led the design team from conception through to completion, utilising the specialities of each consultant to create a well-rounded scheme.
The existing roof terrace was a private space that was only accessible to staff members to provide an external breakout area. This new concept centered itself around the aesthetics and character of the Leckford Estate; the Hampshire Waitrose farm that supplies produce to its stores nationwide. The Roof Garden brings the Farm shop and its surroundings to Southampton, giving customers a glimpse into John Lewis’ rural connections. Carefully curated wildflower gardens frame the paths of users looking to explore the public terrace, where they are free to partake in a number of activities from viewing the latest Leckford Estate produce to enjoying a coffee in one of the Garden Pods.