Brockley Road Sainsbury's confirmed

Simon Hosking of Boultbee, the developers of 180 Brockley Road, confirms the story we reported yesterday - that they have agreed a lease for the main retail unit with Sainsbury's. He says:

"The new retail space has been let to Sainsbury’s under a "green lease". It was important to ensure that the retail space reflects our design and sustainability-led approach, so the team strived hard to achieve the BREEAM Excellent rating, which is the highest level possible rating. The BREEAM Excellent rating includes high levels of insulation, increased ecology through the incorporation of a green roof, energy efficient plant and equipment, reduced water consumption, as well as detailed waste management strategy."

"The 4,000 sq ft store will also create approximately 25 local jobs. We believe the store will help to enhance the overall area."

24 comments:

Nils said...

This is such a shame. Why did the council allow such a commercial space to be allocated for a supermarket, when we are already well endowed with those in the area? Would have preferred the premises be designated for smaller retail or catering units. This is a waste of space and will definitely not "enhance the overall area" - those are weasel words.

oh well said...

Oh well, lets make the best of this. Where and when will the jobs be advertised.

anon said...

Nick can you confirm if the west side Sainsbury's will be closing?

lord rodgers said...

I don't see why people are surprised at all - it was predictable, the only thing that was unpredictable was which supermarket would take it up - a building owner would shove a supermarket in at the drop of a hat - and whether it 'enhances the overall area' is neither here or there (to the developer)

dear oh dear said...

Its not samesburys way to close one just because they opened another one. So daft opening one there!! Coz its soooo hard to walk over the bridge if you really wanna shop there. :(

terrencetrentderby said...

Well endowed with crap supermarkets you mean, this one will raise the bar on the east side.

ascorgie said...

As far as BREEAM is concerned those are indeed weasel words! BREEAM is nothing more that a box ticking exercise which has no compulsion on the developer to complete. Further more it is part of stage two of the design process (stage C as was) which takes place before a "sod is turned"! I am going through this process for our (Shakespeares Globe) final stage of development right now we are scheduled to stat work in Oct 2016 and the BREEAM rating is in for the planning process and is almost never fully realised.

Gu Est said...

4000 sqft is a tiny supermarket. I hope the rest of the space will not go to another betting shop, a bigger market is better than more rubbish next door

Monkeyboy said...

Jay Rayner is usually reliable for cutting through the BS surrounding food and supermarkets.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/10/big-supermarkets-tesco-sustainably

Dave Crowley said...

Great article. Thanks for sharing. Would love to see an Aldi as opposed to an Audi shop in this neck of the woods any day!

Nils said...

They could raze part of the conservation area and build a massive supermarket. That would be convenient, and it would make Brockley a popular shopping destination.

Emmajem said...

I would just like to say I am really pleased that a Sainsbury's is opening in this location. I sometimes go over to the west side one coming home from work - the wrong direction to my walk home. More often than not, I find myself picking up things at in-town shops and M&S's etc. Now I know I can pick them up locally. For me, the existing supermarkets (bar Sainsbury's west side) in the area don't satisfy my requirements...for various reasons relating to quality of produce, convenience and value. And I don't think we should forget that a healthy high street is a combination of both chain and local independent shops. We already have some independents, but a newcomer like Sainsbury's could well provide the catalyst for more. There is room for Sainsbury's here, and for me it is a welcome move.

Headhunter said...

This has been a party political broadcast on behalf of Sainsbury's....

terrencetrentderby said...

Would love to see the faces of the de-throned on the conservation area when they do that. They can go and be unjustifiably smug somewhere else.

terrencetrentderby said...

No one here needs a job, all they care about is what pretend region in Ethiopia their £4 coffee comes from.

Dr Dr said...

I can't imagine they'll close the west side one. To me that only works if Sainsburys can guarantee that no other supermarket chain will move into west side. It's in a decent location to catch the parents who take their kids to the school opposite - some of those mums come from the east side so have to come over the bridge anyway. If Sainsburys leave west side and another chain (tescos) moves in I would think Sainsburys would lose out.

NAT said...

...but don't pretend regions make the most obscure and hence the best coffees. Some people here need jobs, as part of the trickle down the mug effect, I think you'll find.

Emmajem said...

Nope, just how it is for me....and just not what many people like or want to hear, that's all.

supermarket sweep said...

Well there will be at least three studio flats for sale, so there is the opportunity to get even more of that supermarket goodness by living above the shop.

Why really said...

Your addiction to shadenfreunde is as both predictable and depressing.as it is small minded.

DM_brockley said...

I think this is positive for the area, the additional footfall can only be a good thing, hopefully this will also encourage more shops to open and realise the potential of Brockley.

Also hope the west side Sainsburys stays too, otherwise there is the risk that development in one area takes away from another area.

Anyone know what is going on with the unit(s) in the (nearly) complete building on Mantle Road?

Monkeyboy said...

the weird polish biscuits and snacks are always an ammusing lucky dip!

terrencetrentderby said...

Inedible meats from Eastern Europe?

supermarket sweep said...

Sainsburys to postpone new openings.....whither Brockley?


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/sainsburys-boss-mike-coupe-says-one-in-four-stores-are-failing-9856042.html

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