New Sainsbury’s and health centre plan

Artist's impression of Sainsbury's, London Road, Buckingham
Artist's impression of Sainsbury's, London Road, Buckingham

Sainsbury’s has announced plans for a new supermarket and health centre opposite Tesco, next to the new Windsor Park housing development on London Road, Buckingham.

Sainsbury’s says the proposal would create 200 jobs, increase food shopping choice locally and provide improved healthcare facilities for Buckingham residents

The 40,000 store would include a new four-pump petrol station and 395 car parking spaces.

It would also incorporate a hot pizza counter and in-store bakers, a customer restaurant and fresh meat, fish and delicatessen counters.

As part of the development, Sainsbury’s is proposing to build a modern, purpose-built healthcare facility, incorporating two GP surgeries with minor operating theatres, outpatient services such as diagnostics, consulting suites, a dialysis unit and out-of-hours GP services.

An information brochure and feedback form will be sent out to 15,000 properties in the area over the next few days.

Sainsbury’s development executive, Tim Watkins, said: “We have been working for some time to evolve proposals for a new store in Buckingham, together with a much-needed new health centre for local residents and we are pleased to be able to present them to the community now.”

The new store would be in addition to the Sainsbury’s Local convenience shop which is proposed for the former Chandos Cinema site.