Orange Mirror - Sainsbury's Double Act

Following the news that Sainsbury's plans to open in the new development at 180 Brockley Road, the company has confirmed that it will operate stores on both the east and west side of the tracks. A representative of Sainsbury's, Alistair Gordon, has been in touch to say that:

I am happy to confirm that our proposals have been approved by Lewisham Council, and we hope that both stores will complement each other in serving the local community.

From reviewing the response to your recent blog articles I can see that there was some confusion amongst your readers as to whether the existing store on Mantle Road will remain open. I just wanted to clarify that it is our intention for both stores to work alongside each other and operate on both sides of Brockley station serving separate catchment areas.


This means that there will be no fewer than 4 very similar small supermarkets within a 100 yard radius of Brockley Station - two on either side.

Sainsbury's has also put its head above the parapet in the ongoing debate about the condition of Greater Brockley and decided that Brockley East and West are two different places and communities. Boldness in business.

16 comments:

Mark Taylor said...

I look forward to adding a fifth stop to the Broca-Sainsbury's-Nisa-Costcutter wanderabout searching for everything on the shopping list.

Michael said...

But what about the Little Waitrose/gym/bicycle repair shop/unviable sepia toned book shop/&C.? *pre-emptive face*

terrencetrentderby said...

Good news, Costcutter and Mira need some healthy competition.
Do anyone apart from alkies shop at Mira?

Michael Hubbard said...

But what about the Little Waitrose/gym/bicycle repair shop/unviable sepia toned book shop/&C.? *pre-emptive face*

AW said...

Agreed. Costcutter's looks SO TIRED and needs a competitive kick in the pants.

Testing said...

I don't really care too much what it looks like but the lights! So bright I feel like I'm being abducted

Westsider said...

Interested to see if any parking provision has been built into the plans? Or can East Brockley look forward to lorries and cars crammed onto double yellows, making crossing the roads near there a real pain in the arse and pretty dangerous? Of interest this is an issue Sainsbury's don't see themselves as being responsible for, based on their response to local Cllrs who have raised it with them.

Anon said...

Agreed - I live around there and it's terrible. Very unsafe and the council does nothing about it when you complain.


Not sure if there's anything we can do about this? Sainsburys and the council don't seem to care. Pretty shocking given there are loads of pedestrians and kids from the school trying to cross and you can't even get across the road with all the cars fighting to park on the yellow lines.

Jamie said...

Does anyone know the estimated completion date of the 180 Brockley Road project? Thanks

Headhunter said...

There's already a cycle repair shop

http://brockleybikes.com/

Westsider said...

Do you know if John Stainer have complained Anon? Think that would put some weight behind wider community concern (and irritation).

anonymouse said...

Bring on the bland.

E. Leclerc said...

This isn't a good thing, all these little chain supermarkets full of overpackaged "Shite, by Sainsburys". Must be a lot of readymeal fans about to support all these

anon said...

Not that I'm aware of Westsider ... It certainly would. There is a council report as part of the redevelopment of the school saying cars should be discouraged from parking there as it makes crossing very dangerous.


I've complained to the council a couple of times about it.


Maybe we could get in contact with them?

localhonestshopper said...

What's the weather like up there in your Ivory tower?

Westsider said...

That's interesting about the council report. Is there any suggestions about how cars will be discouraged?

Yes, makes sense to contact the school direct. Happy to discuss outside this forum if you'd like?

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