Hythe Sainsbury's plans will be unveiled on Friday

Hythe Sainsbury's plans will be unveiled on Friday

Hythe Sainsbury's plans will be unveiled on Friday

First published in News

BLUEPRINTS for a massive new Sainsbury’s supermarket in Colchester’s Hythe will be unveiled on Friday.

The proposals would see the B&Q store on Lightship Way transformed into a Sainsbury’s, creating 450 jobs.

The plans will be on display at the Colchester Centre in Hawkins Road on Friday from 4.30pm to 8.30pm and on Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

Sainsbury’s spokesman David Lazenby said: “We have had a long relationship with Colchester and hope to build a new store to the east side of the town so that we can continue serving future generations in the area.”

For any enquiries relating to the plans, email Sainsburys.hythe@ppsgroup.co.uk or call 08000 086769.

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9:44am Mon 3 Feb 14

Colonel Kurtz says...

As a major bottle neck traffic around Hythe the nightmare will be doubled. There must be road improvements especially around the so called magic roundabout. The morons from the highways department will do exactly nothing.

Also, what about the jobs lost at B&Q ?
As a major bottle neck traffic around Hythe the nightmare will be doubled. There must be road improvements especially around the so called magic roundabout. The morons from the highways department will do exactly nothing. Also, what about the jobs lost at B&Q ? Colonel Kurtz
  • Score: 15

10:14am Mon 3 Feb 14

romantic says...

Shame that B & Q is going, as they normally seem to have most of the stuff I need. Traffic could be an issue, especially turning right from the road that B & Q is on. A supermarket will tend to generate a lot more traffic than B & Q, I would think, and that roundabout could be a tricky one. But it's good competition for Tesco, and as Scott suggests, it could well be the place that the students head for. That, in turn, should mean a good range of cheaper stuff, and hopefully lots of foods from around the world.
Shame that B & Q is going, as they normally seem to have most of the stuff I need. Traffic could be an issue, especially turning right from the road that B & Q is on. A supermarket will tend to generate a lot more traffic than B & Q, I would think, and that roundabout could be a tricky one. But it's good competition for Tesco, and as Scott suggests, it could well be the place that the students head for. That, in turn, should mean a good range of cheaper stuff, and hopefully lots of foods from around the world. romantic
  • Score: 5

10:42am Mon 3 Feb 14

PaulWagland says...

So will B&Q be opening somewhere else? It's far and away the best DIY store in town. We already have one huge Sainsburys and dozens of other supermarkets... this seems bad for Colchester.
So will B&Q be opening somewhere else? It's far and away the best DIY store in town. We already have one huge Sainsburys and dozens of other supermarkets... this seems bad for Colchester. PaulWagland
  • Score: 9

11:38am Mon 3 Feb 14

HARRY438 says...

PaulWagland wrote:
So will B&Q be opening somewhere else? It's far and away the best DIY store in town. We already have one huge Sainsburys and dozens of other supermarkets... this seems bad for Colchester.
Tollgate.


Tescos will eat Sainsburys alive being so close.
[quote][p][bold]PaulWagland[/bold] wrote: So will B&Q be opening somewhere else? It's far and away the best DIY store in town. We already have one huge Sainsburys and dozens of other supermarkets... this seems bad for Colchester.[/p][/quote]Tollgate. Tescos will eat Sainsburys alive being so close. HARRY438
  • Score: -7

1:54pm Mon 3 Feb 14

siteman says...

Create 450 jobs! Don't make me laugh. People can only spend so much on shopping each week.
Create 450 jobs! Don't make me laugh. People can only spend so much on shopping each week. siteman
  • Score: 0

4:31pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Scoot says...

Come on Siteman, they'll have to employ at least 50 to retrieve the trolleys the students can't be a**ed to return...
Come on Siteman, they'll have to employ at least 50 to retrieve the trolleys the students can't be a**ed to return... Scoot
  • Score: 2

6:47am Tue 4 Feb 14

siteman says...

True. the river does make a convenient storage place for trolleys.
True. the river does make a convenient storage place for trolleys. siteman
  • Score: -1

9:32am Tue 4 Feb 14

Colchester Castle says...

As if the traffic in this area of town isn't already bad enough. Given the queues seen on a Saturday/Sunday at Tollgate for Sainsbury's, it's going to make the Hythe a complete no-go area on weekends.

That coupled with those useless traffic lights outside of Tesco........I think I'll be staying well clear!
As if the traffic in this area of town isn't already bad enough. Given the queues seen on a Saturday/Sunday at Tollgate for Sainsbury's, it's going to make the Hythe a complete no-go area on weekends. That coupled with those useless traffic lights outside of Tesco........I think I'll be staying well clear! Colchester Castle
  • Score: 0

10:26am Tue 4 Feb 14

JamesColchesterEast says...

Is it possible to object to these plans?

How crazy to have 2 supermarkets right next door to each other!
B&Q is useful!

What is going on?
Is it possible to object to these plans? How crazy to have 2 supermarkets right next door to each other! B&Q is useful! What is going on? JamesColchesterEast
  • Score: -2

11:16pm Sun 9 Feb 14

andy0liver says...

Sainsburys have obviously done their homework, probably by looking at the postcodes registered to Nectar cards, to see where the majority of shoppers at Stanway are from. There must be huge potential (in their eyes) in east Colchester to emulate the success of the Tollgate store.
As for two supermarkets in close proximity being a good deal for customers? Reality check time, people: Prices at Tesco and Sainsburys Colchester Hythe will be no different from prices at any other Tesco and Sainsburys store regionally or nationally; Tesco deals will be Tesco deals and likewise Sainsburys; it will just come down to which is your preferred shopping experience, as it does already.
B&Q will not abandon Colchester, though their new store will likely be a lot smaller, business rates on the current site making it untenable to continue trading from Lightship Way on its current turnover.
Sainsburys have obviously done their homework, probably by looking at the postcodes registered to Nectar cards, to see where the majority of shoppers at Stanway are from. There must be huge potential (in their eyes) in east Colchester to emulate the success of the Tollgate store. As for two supermarkets in close proximity being a good deal for customers? Reality check time, people: Prices at Tesco and Sainsburys Colchester Hythe will be no different from prices at any other Tesco and Sainsburys store regionally or nationally; Tesco deals will be Tesco deals and likewise Sainsburys; it will just come down to which is your preferred shopping experience, as it does already. B&Q will not abandon Colchester, though their new store will likely be a lot smaller, business rates on the current site making it untenable to continue trading from Lightship Way on its current turnover. andy0liver
  • Score: 1

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