Sainsbury's is first store to be confirmed at Keynsham's new town centre

Published on: 23 Jun 2014

Sainsbury's has been named as the first retailer confirmed for Keynsham's £34 million town centre development.

The retail giant will launch a Sainsbury's Local at the site, which is set to open in autumn this year.

It will be Sainsbury's first store in the town and is expected to create 20 to 25 full- and part-time jobs. 

Oliver A'Court, Sainsbury's acquisition surveyor, said: "Sainsbury's is delighted to be bringing its convenience offer to Keynsham and to be part of this exciting redevelopment. We hope to start recruiting in the next few months and open this autumn.

"Sainsbury's Locals are not full-size supermarkets and provide a convenient location for people to do a basket shop, topping up their main weekly shop. The shop would offer a good range of fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy products, baked goods, snacks and other convenience products."

News of the first letting at the new development, which contains several retail units as well as council offices, a library, one-stop shop for public services and community space, was confirmed by Bath and North East Somerset Council.

Council leader Paul Crossley said: "Bath and North East Somerset Council is very pleased to welcome Sainsbury's to be part of our exciting regeneration activity in Keynsham town centre. It's great news for Keynsham and a huge step towards enhancing this prosperous and thriving town centre to be enjoyed by residents and visitors.

"The development is set to boost the local economy with the creation of new jobs, better shopping facilities and a more attractive town centre. We hope it will help improve trade for retailers and businesses already located there and encourage others to come to the town too."

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