Sainsbury’s to be first retailer at new town of Countesswells

27th November 2020

Leading UK retailer Sainsbury’s, will open a new store at Aberdeen’s new and growing town, Countesswells. The respected food retailer will be opening a 4,000 sq ft Local store within the neighbourhood centre that is currently under construction. This is beside the site of the forthcoming primary school and at the heart of the first phase of the development. Construction works will complete in May 2021 and the store is expected to open in the summer.

The new Local store will offer an excellent range of fresh food as well as other convenience products. The store will also include an ATM cash machine for the convenience of the residents of Countesswells.

Martin Dalziel, project director at Countesswells Development Limited, said: “We have been working hard to secure our first retail outlet within the growing town of Countesswells and are very pleased to make this announcement. I am sure it will be welcomed by residents. Sainsbury’s is a brand that is very much aligned with the aspirations of Countesswells. This investment in the new community supports local jobs and provides a much-needed local supermarket. It underlines our drive to make Countesswells a highly sought after and desirable residential community.”

Patrick Dunne, Sainsbury’s Property Director, said: “We’re excited about our plans to open a new store in the growing Countesswells community. This convenience store will offer customers great quality food at competitive prices. Our Local stores are tailored to the community to ensure we’re well placed to deliver for our customers. We know customers value the convenience of Sainsbury’s Local stores and I know this brand new store in Countesswells will be very popular with residents and visitors.”

Countesswells is an exciting new town to the west side of Aberdeen. It is set in a beautiful environment between Hazelhead and Countesswells Woods and contains within it green and civic spaces and extensive parkland. Countesswells will provide in excess of 3,000 new homes along with supporting community facilities such as this new Sainsbury’s Local store. The town will have two primary schools and one secondary school.