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Westfield deny any deal is done for town centre John Lewis

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Our retailing correspondent, M.T. WALLETTE, dampens down recent speculation arising from a speech from a director of the shopping mall developers

Westfield today denied reports on social media that one of its most senior executives had announced that a deal had been struck with the John Lewis Partnership for it to open an anchor store in the £1.4billion supermall planned for the town centre.

And the John Lewis Partnership dismissed the reports as “speculation”.

Westfield’s Steve Yewman at yesterday’s CPFC business club lunch

Steve Yewman, Westfield’s development director, yesterday addressed a networking lunch organised by Crystal Palace football club’s business club. Some of the attendees at the event related that he told them that John Lewis would close their Purley Way At Home store and instead open a department store in the long-planned Hammersfield supermall.

Yewman was also supposed to have given another, revised, opening date of 2022 – which…

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