Ikea Greenwich plans on track after Sainsbury's listing failure

Ikea Greenwich plans on track after Sainsbury's listing failure

Ikea Greenwich plans on track after Sainsbury's listing failure

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , deputy news editor

A flagship Greenwich Sainsbury's store will not be listed - leaving the way open for it to be knocked down and replaced with an Ikea.

The Twentieth Century Society had applied for the peninsula supermarket, once praised for its sustainable credentials, to be made a listed building and protected from demolition.

But English Heritage turned down the application, granting it immunity from designation for five years.

Society senior conservation adviser Henrietta Billings said: "We are deeply disappointed with the decision not to list the Sainsbury’s millennium store.

"It was the most innovative supermarket building to have been built in the last 50 years, and it was in our view, the best and most obvious candidate for listing. This is just the type of retail architecture we should be celebrating and not demolishing."

The store is due to be demolished and replaced with a massive new Ikea in a project approved by Greenwich Council's planning board despite a community campaign.

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4:45pm Thu 21 Aug 14

goldenbroomboy says...

Why not ask Nasty Nick Raynsford to step in? He has nothing to lose.
Why not ask Nasty Nick Raynsford to step in? He has nothing to lose. goldenbroomboy
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5:38pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Joelo says...

Good, hurry up ikea!
Good, hurry up ikea! Joelo
  • Score: -2

9:44am Fri 22 Aug 14

Dean ambrose says...

Great, get rid of that sainsburys and take it's rude management with it
Great, get rid of that sainsburys and take it's rude management with it Dean ambrose
  • Score: 0

11:22am Fri 22 Aug 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Dean ambrose wrote:
Great, get rid of that sainsburys and take it's rude management with it
What was ya caught shop lifting there boi ?
[quote][p][bold]Dean ambrose[/bold] wrote: Great, get rid of that sainsburys and take it's rude management with it[/p][/quote]What was ya caught shop lifting there boi ? Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -10

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