East side Sainsbury's to open at 180 Brockley Road

Well - this is a surprising turn of events. Despite having a branch on the other side of the tracks, Sainsbury's has submitted an application to open a store in 180 Brockley Road, the new development next to the Brockley Barge.

The site has space for a supermarket and it had been rumoured that Tesco was going to be the anchor tenant, but it looks like Sainsbury's is seeking a more profitable site in Brockley, which might free up the west side location for something more interesting - or maybe another supermarket chain!