The build up to the opening of the next big John Lewis store has begun and the BMA has been appointed, once again, to provide the Partnership with more of its Principles of Bathroom Design training.
The huge new £15million store is set to open in York on 10 April and will feature a new fitted bathroom department. The store, which is part of the £90 million Vangarde development at Monks Cross, is John Lewis's first opening of 2014, and will be the chain's 41st shop.
Twelve store Partners (staff) will attend the ‘Principles’ training which has been designed to provide ‘the facts, not the fluff.’
Yvonne Orgill, Chief Executive of the Bathroom Manufacturers Association said ‘the Bathroom Academy is proving to be a very important tool in the industry’s tool box. Both our online materials and face-to-face seminars provide beginners with plain and simple information to get them started in the industry. It also helps those who have been in the industry for some time since it brings them a very useful reminder of the very latest in the bathroom business.’
The full day seminar will look behind the scenes of bathroom layout and design, explaining what can and what cannot be achieved in a new fitted bathroom and how plumbing systems and building regulations can affect the final design.
The seminar which is held in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere uses presentations, movies, exercises and tasks to ensure that the facts hit home during the memorable, knowledgable and enjoyable day.
More seminars, which will open to all bathroom retailers, are planned. Details from the Bathroom Academy.