Investing in the local economy

Sainsbury’s takes its commitments to each and every town it operates in very seriously. Our aim is to become an integral part of the local community.

Sainsbury’s proposed store at Hardwick Roundabout will help the site’s current occupant, Pinguin Foods, invest in more modern buildings and facilities, enabling it to operate more efficiently and sustainably on a smaller site. This investment will help to safeguard almost 200 jobs at its King’s Lynn operation.

The proposed new link road will facilitate the 70 acre expansion of the Hardwick Industrial Estate. The development proposals by Sainsbury’s and Morston Assets will make a significant contribution towards the Government’s Growth Point status target of 5,000 extra jobs for King’s Lynn by 2021.

These are several ways in which Sainsbury’s hopes to play a key part in boosting the King’s Lynn economy:

  • Providing over 300 new full-time and part-time jobs in the proposed new superstore at Hardwick Roundabout
  • Helping neighbouring business Pinguin Foods to invest in new buildings and facilities, safeguarding its long-term future in King’s Lynn
  • Work with Morston Assets and the council to deliver a link road to open up an expanded Hardwick Industrial Estate, bringing new businesses and jobs to the town
  • Facilitating regeneration in the town centre whilst retaining a central store to serve King’s Lynn shoppers