Sainsbury’s is transferring hundreds of jobs to Ansty Park after taking on the former Ericsson buildings.
The supermarket giant is transferring its general merchandise and clothing Store Support Centre from Walsgrave Triangle to park in a relocation will see all 530 colleagues move across.
Sainsbury’s said the move to Ansty Park will provide state of the art facilities with the potential to further shape and invest in the site to help meet its ambitious plans for the future.
Roger Burnley, Sainsbury’s managing director of general merchandise, clothing and logistics, said: “Since we opened our store support centre at Walsgrave Triangle, both the general merchandise and clothing teams have expanded considerably.
"The relocation to Ansty Park, a mere mile away from our current site, provides us with bigger, brighter, and more modern premises including additional meetings rooms, a new canteen area, as well as improved parking and cycle facilities. It’s a great opportunity which will enable us to achieve our goals.”
Margaret Allen, executive director for the HCA Midlands said: “Today’s announcement is fantastic news for the community around Ansty and the wider Coventry and Warwickshire area, bringing a significant boost to local economic growth.”
Louise Bennett, chief executive of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “The fact that Sainsbury’s wants to stay here in Coventry and Warwickshire and expand this part of its operation here is a huge vote of confidence in our region as a place to do business and could lead to further investment in the park.”
Denys Shortt, chairman of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), said: “Ever since the formation of the LEP just over a year ago, Ansty Park has been a major priority and its potential to attract investment and jobs has been obvious.
“Ansty Park is a key site for this area and to see Sainsbury’s looking to expand its operation to the park is great for the local economy.”