UK-based supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has opened its new Wapping Lane Local store in Tower Hamlets, London, UK.
The 1,658ft² store will feature fresh fruit and vegetables, healthy snacks, food-to-go and frozen items, as well as freshly baked bread and pastries.
Customers can also pick up Argos, Habitat and Tu Clothing products ordered online through the in-store Click and Collect service.
The new store will create jobs for local people and support regeneration in the neighbourhood.
Sainsbury’s property director Patrick Dunne said: “It’s been a pleasure to welcome Sainsbury’s Wapping Lane Local to our estate this week.
“We’ve recognised the opportunity a new convenience store would represent for the local community in Wapping for some time now and we’ve really pulled out all the stops to bring our plans to life, making the most of an unique space in a fantastic redevelopment project. We’re delighted with the result and we think our customers will be too.”
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Located nearby Wapping Rail Station, Sainsbury’s Wapping Lane Local opened on the ground floor of a former office building.
Recently, the upper floors have been converted into a suite of luxury apartments by Malins Group.
The Malins Group managing director Lauren Atkins said: “It’s always a privilege to repurpose underutilised spaces and transform them into vibrant new ones.
“The benefits of permitted development are clear at Green Bank Lofts, where the collaborative efforts of The Malins Group and Sainsbury’s have enabled a speedy transition from unused office building to 18 apartments and thriving retail space.”
In June, Sainsbury’s expanded its footprint by opening an upgraded store in Henfield, West Sussex.