Sainsbury’s has teamed up with Tottenham Hotspur to open a store at the Premier League club’s new stadium development.
The 72,000 sq ft store, which will create 250 jobs, will be part of the Northumberland Development Project, which includes a new football stadium, public space, homes and offices. Work will begin in the coming months, with the opening planned for late 2013.
Sainsbury’s is also opening a convenience store on Tottenham High Road in April on a site destroyed during the riots, creating around 25 new jobs.
“Our investment represents a real boost for Tottenham, bringing both new jobs and an exciting place to shop,” said Sainsbury’s chief executive Justin King.
“The opening of our local store on Tottenham High Road also reinforces our commitment to a vibrant future for Tottenham’s high street. Sainsbury’s has been trading in Tottenham for over a quarter of a century and we’re proud to invest in the area at this important time.”
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy added: “We are delighted that Sainsbury’s will become the supermarket provider in the Northumberland Development Project. This will be one of the largest supermarkets of its kind in London and will help bring a greater vibrancy and attract new trade to the area.”