Morrisons to open in Wilmslow


Morrisons have applied for a premises licence in Wilmslow.

The UK's fourth largest food retailer has submitted a licence application to Cheshire East Council for 51 Whitecroft House on Water Lane.

A spokesperson from Morrison Supermarkets said "I can confirm that we have applied for a licence to operate a convenience store in the premises which is scheduled to open in the summer."

The new convenience store will have a cash machine and create approximately 15 jobs which Morrisons will be recruiting for locally.

Whitecroft House is located next to the Aston Martin dealership with a car park at the rear of the three storey property.

Morrison's application is for the supply of alcohol between the hours of 6am and midnight, Monday to Sunday inclusive.

Morrisons, Water Lane


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Tim Lyons
Tuesday 5th April 2011 at 1:54 pm
Do the shoppers in Wilmslow really have a need for another large supermarket chain?
Jon Lacey
Tuesday 5th April 2011 at 4:12 pm
Fantastic news! Yes we do need another supermarket. New jobs for local people. Better than an empty building..?
Alison Warburton
Tuesday 5th April 2011 at 8:56 pm
Mmmm, a budget supermarket next to an Aston Martin garage!
- an added complication is where's the parking going to be?

But, better to have a use for a building than not.
Tim Lyons
Tuesday 5th April 2011 at 9:16 pm
15 new jobs does sound great, and yes better than an empty building as there is a collection of these along that part of the road. I thought that as an existing office building of this size, it would have had greater potential for new jobs.
Julie Jordan
Tuesday 5th April 2011 at 9:22 pm
I'm pleased that Morrisons are opening a store in Wilmslow! Will save me from travelling to Cheadle Heath once a month!
Alison Warburton
Tuesday 5th April 2011 at 9:35 pm
Good point Tim, a convenience store must only use 1 floor?; what of the rest in this multi- storey block? Seems more suited for eg a firm of lawyers, accountants or multiple businesses.

Wilmslow already has a Tesco and Sainsbury and Waitrose which seem to cater for a range of budgets...
Diane Atkinson
Wednesday 6th April 2011 at 1:33 pm
Great news! We need a convenience store this end of Wilmslow. Hopefully it will have lots of fresh fruit and vegetables too!