The demolition of the warehouse buildings at Westfield in Edinburgh;s Gorgie area (near Murrayfield stadium) is well under way as the picture below shows:-
After the demolition, work will begin on an 800,000 square feet Sainsbury superstore and another 25,000 square feet of retail space will be available let.
At the moment residents of the Dalry/Gorgie area have a couple of smaller Somerfield supermarkets to choose from or further afield there is the ASDA superstore at Chesser. I for one am welcome to the development after recent awful experiences at the Somerfield store on Dalry Road. This store is often poorly stocked and understaffed, as I witnessed on Saturday with huge queues and only a couple of staff serving. The deli counter is often left without anyone behind it and many customers, including myself, have just walked away without making a purchase. This Saturday the shopping baskets were also piled so high that they towered higher than the customers in the queue. With customer service this bad I don’t think Sainsbury’s will struggle for custom!