Store opened last week in Embassy Gardens
A new 18,000 sq ft Waitrose has opened in Nine Elms with its own sushi bar and the ‘scan as you shop’ service.
Located in the new Embassy Gardens development close to the new US Embassy building, the shop has brought 90 new jobs to the area and features an on-site bakery, juice bar, fresh meat and fish counters and a dry cleaning and laundry service.
As well as the ‘scan as you shop’ service, there is the Waitrose Quick Check, and John Lewis click and collect. Customers can place new orders online via in store iPads to collect at a later date.
Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia was at the launch along with branch manager Ed Caswell, Embassy Gardens Development Director Peter Halpenny, and representatives from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home – one of three causes the retailer is supporting this month through its Community Matters initiative.
Cllr Govindia, said, "I’m delighted to welcome Waitrose to Nine Elms. The new store looks smashing; it comes with 90 new jobs and will be a welcome addition for new residents and the long established communities here in north Battersea.
“It’s exciting to see more shops, pubs and other attractions opening up across Nine Elms. In recent weeks we’ve welcomed Waitrose, Market Porter, the Nine Elms Tavern, StudioRCA, Loaf and Mondo Brewing Company. More will soon follow as this new part of the South Bank takes shape.”
Ed Caswell, Waitrose branch manager, said, “We believe these are exciting times for Battersea and Nine Elms. There is a real sense of anticipation about what the area will bring and, while it marks a significant change for many local people, we want to ensure it is a positive one."
November 25, 2015