Morrisons release image of new West Watford store after winning planning approval

Watford Observer: A digital mock up of the new store A digital mock up of the new store

Morrisons has unveiled images of what its new West Watford store could look like following planning permission being granted last night.

The supermaket, which will be build on the site of the old Royal Mail depot in Ascot Road, will take a year to construct and will be completed by early 2014.

Last night Watford Borough Council's development control committee approved the plans for the store and its 400-space car park.

The company says it will create jobs for 300 people and Morrisons promised to work with JobCentre Plus to ensure that half the jobs will go to the long-term unemployed.

Richard Haynes, development executive at Morrisons, said: "We are delighted that the council’s development control committee has approved our applications.

"The new store is our first in the area and represents an additional store within the M25. We look forward to bringing our famous fresh food offer to Watford and to becoming an integral part of the town."

Watford Borough Council development control committee also approved outline plans to a new primary school to be built on the site.

A two-form of entry school is expected to be finished in time for the September 2015 intake, and provide places for 420 children, as well as a nursery for 60 under five-year-olds.

A masterplan also showed how the site could also house new homes, office space, retail and a hotel, as part of a wider redevelopment before the new Croxley Rail Link station opens in 2016.

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5:02pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Graham27 says...

WOW! This is an awe inspiring architectural design.......not
WOW! This is an awe inspiring architectural design.......not Graham27

7:08pm Fri 23 Nov 12

theturpster says...

I can't contain my excitement. Another supermarket, yet another council Disneyland for kids to be dragged around. Woop Woop.
I can't contain my excitement. Another supermarket, yet another council Disneyland for kids to be dragged around. Woop Woop. theturpster

10:31pm Fri 23 Nov 12

G_Whiz says...

i don't like the trees. - they look cheap!

The fact that population rises will make Watford more cramped than it already is, additional underground parking spaces would be a common sense idea.

Hmm, common sense - now that would be a new idea in Watford!
i don't like the trees. - they look cheap! The fact that population rises will make Watford more cramped than it already is, additional underground parking spaces would be a common sense idea. Hmm, common sense - now that would be a new idea in Watford! G_Whiz

11:13pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Andrew1963 says...

Car park is an accurate reflection of how popular Morrisons will be. They have gone downhill in recent years.
Car park is an accurate reflection of how popular Morrisons will be. They have gone downhill in recent years. Andrew1963

9:27am Sat 24 Nov 12

watfordboy says...

Well I can't wait as its about time Morrison's opened up in Watford, they have indeed done their homework - I usually go to either Stirling Corner one or the one at Hatch End. I see in this weeks Watford Observer that a number of Rickmansworth shops are concerned -you better be chums as you will now get a run for your money -
WELL DONE Morrison's !!!!!!!!!!!
Well I can't wait as its about time Morrison's opened up in Watford, they have indeed done their homework - I usually go to either Stirling Corner one or the one at Hatch End. I see in this weeks Watford Observer that a number of Rickmansworth shops are concerned -you better be chums as you will now get a run for your money - WELL DONE Morrison's !!!!!!!!!!! watfordboy

10:08am Sat 24 Nov 12

Graham27 says...

Maybe they got a BOGOF on the trees
Maybe they got a BOGOF on the trees Graham27

11:42am Sat 24 Nov 12

r_anon says...

I'd prefer an ALDI..
I'd prefer an ALDI.. r_anon

6:05pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Harry Bee says...

I'm looking forward to Morrisons coming to Ascot Road. A good location, especially for those who live in Croxley Green.
I'm looking forward to Morrisons coming to Ascot Road. A good location, especially for those who live in Croxley Green. Harry Bee

10:14pm Sat 24 Nov 12

theturpster says...

"can't wait" "looking forward".

It's only a sodding supermarket, get a life...
"can't wait" "looking forward". It's only a sodding supermarket, get a life... theturpster

6:22pm Sun 25 Nov 12

G_Whiz says...

r_anon wrote:
I'd prefer an ALDI..
No Germans please. Stick to morrisons! - buy british!
[quote][p][bold]r_anon[/bold] wrote: I'd prefer an ALDI..[/p][/quote]No Germans please. Stick to morrisons! - buy british! G_Whiz

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