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Supermarket giant's huge store revamp

By This is Exeter  |  Posted: November 17, 2009

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ONE hundred jobs will be created with a multi-million pound redevelopment of Sainsbury's on Yalberton Road, Paignton.

The supermarket giant has revealed plans to extend the store and raise it off the ground providing customer parking and the entrance underneath.

To do this the existing store will be knocked down and a new store built on the site.

And while the work is taking place a temporary store will be built in the car park to minimise customer disruption during the work.

Sainsbury's already has planning permission for an extension to the existing store but has come up with the redevelopment to offer more scope for improvements to the car park, store layout and access on to the site.

The company will hold a public exhibition about the plans in the store car park on Friday and Saturday.

It hopes to submit a planning application in the new year.

The new larger store will offer a greater choice and a bigger range of non-food products including clothes and electricals.

Jamie Baker, Sainsbury's regional development executive, said: "Our customers have been asking for more choice and a better store for a long time, and having inherited the premises it has always been our intention to improve the way that it operates.

"We already have permission to extend the store but by replacing it with a new generation of modern, energy efficient Sainsbury's we would be able to provide customers with a much better shopping experience.

"The shop floor would be raised off the ground with the car park and customer entrance underneath. This would allow us to overcome the limited opportunity the site offers for extension and reconfigure the store layout, car park and improve vehicle access from the A3022 Brixham Road.

"We're pleased to finally be in a position to share our plans with our customers and hope as many as possible are able to come and let us know what they think. We aim to submit the planning application in the new year."

The public exhibition will be held in a temporary building in the shop's car park on Friday from 10am to 7pm and Saturdayfrom 10am to 2pm.

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    sainsburysworker, paignton  |  November 19 2009, 12:50AM

    I have worked at sainsurys for 6 years and i can assure Mrs Dixon YOU ARE WELL AND TRULY WRONG......, Jamie Oliver is paid to appear in Sainsbury`s adverts to endorse their food, Jamie Baker DOES exist. Maybe next time you decide to argue about something you could try googling the information to get your facts right.

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    Len Viaduct, Brixham  |  November 17 2009, 9:06PM

    Dear Ali Stop running to Sainsburys at The Willows - utililise the free bus! Not only could you save your legs, but you could also pop-in to M & S while you're there. (Twiggy is wonderful in the new Christmas advertisement on the telly - not sure about the chap from Life on Mars though). Anyway good luck to Jamie Oliver wherever he exhibits his plans.

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    Mrs Dixon, Paignton  |  November 17 2009, 7:53PM

    Dear Niki, of course I don't know everyone that works at Sainsbury's, there must be at least 50 people there. But the Herald Express have not got that man's name right. it's definitely Jamie Oliver, I've just seen the advertisement !

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    Anon, Local  |  November 17 2009, 6:03PM

    I sometimes wonder if it's something that is added to the water, there seems to be a lot of it about. I too am pleased that Sainsburys are giving us the store we deserve. No more treks to the Willows for certain things.

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    Ali, Paignton  |  November 17 2009, 5:15PM

    What a load of rubbish. Delete the lot. Can't wait to have the new Sainsburys. Save running to the Willows all the time.

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    Niki, Paignton  |  November 17 2009, 4:44PM


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    SamSam, Torbay  |  November 17 2009, 4:41PM

    How dare you have ago at Mrs Dixon, she is a fountain of knowledge...shame on you Mel and Niki.

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    Mel, Paignton  |  November 17 2009, 4:38PM

    Why would Jamie Oliver really care what Sainsburys in Paignton looks like? Is Richard Hammond coming to re-design Morrissons also? I am pretty sure Mrs Dixon you are mixed up, not the Herald Express.

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    Niki, Paignton  |  November 17 2009, 4:27PM

    How do you know he doesn't exist? Do you know all the staff that work for Sainsbury's?

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    Len Viaduct, Brixham  |  November 17 2009, 4:04PM

    Dear Mrs Dixon. (I do hope that there has not been a decline in standards as a result of the Co-op / Somerfields marriage). Perhaps Jamie O and his exhibition could could be positioned at Oldway Mansion? Perhaps Oldway could be converted? Perhaps a free bus would help? This seems to do the trick for Sainsburys at the Willows. Mr O could then turn the existing Sainsburys store into a 'super restaurant' along the lines of his venture in New Quay, but this time seving affordable plain food!