Department store John Lewis will open a further two home stores as part of its rollout plan for 2011.
The Exeter store will be the first city centre Home store for John Lewis. Its existing home stores all trade from out-of-town retail parks.
The Exeter store will trade from a five storey former department store. The Chester store is the first home format store to open in the North. Both sites are owned by Land Securities.
Ashworth Chartered Surveyors and Cushman & Wakefield acted for John Lewis.