Your new-look Windermere flagship storeMay 25, 2016
Following a 1 million pound investment, on Friday 27th May we unveiled our new-look flagship store in Windermere. The store, which welcomes over half a million customers a year through its doors, making it one of the most popular destinations in the Lake District, was officially unveiled by Malcolm King, Lakeland’s longest serving employee, who started working for Lakeland straight out of school and has been part of the team for almost 45 years.
Take a peek behind the scenes of your new-look Windermere store!
Our flagship store has been transformed to bring you the latest retail technology and offer the very best shopping experience. At the centre of the 12,200 sq. ft. store, lies a state of the art kitchen where you can watch product demonstrations and get hands on with the newest and most innovative products on the market.
The new store is lighter, brighter, and home to thousands of can’t-live-without kitchen products as well as solutions for all around the home, seasonal essentials and gifts. In store there’s a staggering amount of product waiting to be discovered, including: over 1,500 pieces of bakeware, enough kitchen foil and clingfilm to stretch all the way around Lake Windermere and enough Clean Shower to bring a sparkling shine to the shower in every single holiday property in the Lake District!
Lakeland is a family run company, founded in the Lake District over 50 years ago where it remains to this day, with a head office and flagship store in Windermere and Distribution Centre in nearby Kendal. The installation of a new in-store history wall celebrates our local heritage, showcasing our development and growth and providing space for our longstanding customers to look back at their journey with Lakeland.
An impressive 3,500 slate tiles have been laid throughout the store, and hidden behind the scenes are 3km of data cabling, over 2km of lighting cables and rigging – equivalent to an Olympic running track! And incredibly, Malcolm, who is still based at the Windermere store, has covered enough ground over his years with Lakeland to have circumnavigated the world, twice!
Our First Floor Café has had a makeover too, so you can take a break from shopping and take in panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells while you relax over a coffee or a delicious lunch.
We’re right next to Windermere railway station at LA23 1BQ so we’re easy to find by rail or car, get directions here.
We’ve got plenty of FREE parking at the store – just approach Windermere on the A591 and follow the signs for the railway station and Lakeland, where you’ll find our dedicated customer parking area directly in front of the store.
If you love cooking, you’ll love everything about our new-look Windermere flagship store. Be one of the first to come and take a look… you’ll love the difference!