WWA was involved in the development of the new £15m Sainsbury’s store in Portishead.
The new store included; supermarket, on-site bakery, café, delicatessen and petrol station.
Portishead is one of the fastest growing towns in the UK and was in desperate need for further retail choice and competition. This is evident by the stores first week’s sales exceeding expectations.
The project had been in the pipeline since 2009, and following a lengthy acquisition and planning process, the store was finally constructed by Kier Retail Ltd in just 21 weeks. There were also challenges to the build, when rare newts were found on site, which needed to be moved by specialist ‘newt trappers’.
WWA undertook a development Project Management role for Sainsbury’s throughout the entire feasibility and delivery phase.