Waitrose comes to Nine Elms

Published: Thursday 19th November 15

Waitrose is the latest big name to set up shop in Nine Elms, north Battersea, where a new 18,000 sq ft store was opened today complete with it’s own sushi bar and a new ‘scan as you shop’ service.

Located within 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.

Shoppers will can use a ‘scan as you shop’ service, 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.

Council leader Ravi Govindia was there for 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 & 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.

“Waitrose opening is a significant milestone both for the Embassy Gardens development and the Nine Elms area more broadly, we are proud to be involved in such a major regeneration project, which will be a catalyst for more new jobs and further investment. The new shop aims to meet modern-day shopping patterns with more technology, new concepts, a broader product range offering greater convenience and a focus on hospitality.”

Find out more about the new Waitrose store, Embassy Gardens and Nine Elms on the South Bank online.

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