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New Sainsbury’s store in Colwick to open before Christmas

The new store will deliver around 200 jobs for local people

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Sainsbury’s has confirmed that its new supermarket in Colwick will be open in time for local people to do their Christmas shopping.

The supermarket giant says it expects to be able to announce the opening date in the next few weeks.

Construction is nearing completion on the new 50,000 sq. ft. Sainsbury’s supermarket on Loop Road.

The internal fit-out works are currently taking place, building signage has been installed throughout the store helping it to come to life, and the ‘[email protected]’ Petrol Station and external landscaping are also nearly finished.

Sainsbury’s has committed to investing £1 billion over 20 years to become a net zero business by 2040 at the latest and the new Colwick store is leading the way in sustainable development by featuring a wide range of measures to ensure that it is fit for the future. 

Once open, Sainsbury’s new supermarket will use only renewable energy and be reliant on no fossil fuels. It will be highly energy efficient, using 25% less energy than stores of a similar size did 3 years ago, and will also feature the latest technology in refrigeration. Alongside a Sainsbury’s signature bee hotel, Electric Vehicle Charging Points will be installed in the car park, a proportion of which have been specifically designed to be more accessible to disabled customers and others who need additional space. 

The store will provide an impressive selection of food and non-food products for local people, including Sainsbury’s popular Tu Clothing range, Habitat home products, and an Argos store inside the store, enabling customers to collect Argos purchases whilst picking up their groceries. 

The new store is providing a substantial investment into the local area, delivering around 200 jobs for local people across a range of roles and levels. The new Store Manager, Paul Wain, has been successfully building his team over the past few months and looks forward to welcoming local people into the store.

Paul Wain, Sainsbury’s Colwick Store Manager, said: “It’s fantastic to see the new supermarket coming to life I’m looking forward to leading the new store team for this much-anticipated supermarket, which will improve shopping choice for local people. We’re working hard to make sure we can provide the best possible service for our customers and we can’t wait to open our doors to the local community in the near future”.

Sainsbury’s Property Director Patrick Dunne said: “I’m extremely pleased to see the progress we’ve made on the new supermarket in Colwick. We understand that local people are keenly awaiting the new store and we are looking forward to meeting all of our new customers before Christmas.

“We’re passionate about providing a store for Colwick that sets the bar for sustainability and responsible development, as part of our pledge to become a Net Zero Business by 2040 at the latest”.

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