Sainsbury's Welcomes Mayor & Council Leader

To celebrate the completion of work at Garratt Lane

Mayor Stuart Thom and community representatives including Council Leader Ravi Govindia took a tour last week at the new development on Garratt Lane. The event marked a multi-million pound investment in Wandsworth Town and the end of more than two years of construction.

Ziggie Singh, Sainsbury’s store manager said:
“I would like to thank customers for their patience over the last two years. I am incredibly proud of the store’s transformation, particularly the newly expanded Tu clothing range. I am also delighted to say that the 170 new colleagues that we took on have settled in well and we are all enjoying being part of the Wandsworth community.”

Representatives were invited to the Sainsbury’s store on the morning of 25 July for breakfast before touring the development at Garratt Lane, including Premier Inn, Explore Learning and Sports Direct. The tour concluded with the official opening of Shopmobilty on the ground floor of the store.

During the event the winner of Sainsbury’s bag for life design competition was announced as 5-year old Ridwan from local Smallwoods Primary School. His winning design has been chosen to feature on 2,000 bags which were handed out free of charge on Friday at Sainsbury’s Garratt Lane. Smallwoods Primary School will also receive an Active Kids pack from Sainsbury’s which includes sporting equipment designed to help encourage children to adopt a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Sainsbury’s Garratt Lane will continue to celebrate the completion of construction work throughout the summer. In the next few weeks the store will announce the new Local Charity, and in busy periods have cold food sampling of Sainsbury’s products instore.

Sainsbury’s has now secured tenants in three of the four retail units within the development and anticipates the final tenant to be agreed and announced later this year.

July 29, 2014