Sainsbury's to open at Church Crookham barracksBy Stephen Lloyd
February 12, 2013
SUPERMARKET giant Sainsbury’s has become the first retailer to commit to opening a store at the former Queen Elizabeth Barracks minitown in Church Crookham.
A Sainsbury’s Local convenience store is set to open in the autumn at Taylor Wimpey’s renamed Crookham Park development off Sandy Lane.
The store, which is expected to create up to 25 jobs, will stock a wide range of Sainsbury’s products.
A 40-space car park will serve the convenience shop, plus any future stores which open at the estate’s local shopping centre.
Tim Betts, of Taylor Wimpey West London, said: “We are delighted to announce such a high profile and trusted high street name as the first retailer to commit to Crookham Park.
“The decision to open a store here is a sure sign that Sainsbury’s shares our view that Crookham Park is shaping up to be an incredibly popular new sustainable community.”
Sainsbury’s already has a main supermarket in Fleet town centre.
A spokesman said: “We are excited at the prospect of our new convenience shop at Crookham Park.
“The new development will provide a vibrant community which we look forward to being part of.”
The deal to bring Sainsbury’s to Crookham Park was overseen by real estate advisors Vail Williams, acting on behalf of Taylor Wimpey.