A supermarket chain claims 150 jobs could be created with the arrival of a new store in Wimbledon.

Waitrose has announced plans to open a new store in Alexandra Road, on a vacant site formerly occupied by DIY store B&Q.

The 1,712 sq m supermarket would also have a 99 space car park.

Designs for the new development will go on display at Wimbledon Library in Wimbledon Hill Road on July 24 and 25 before a planning application is submitted to Merton Council.

Nigel Keen, the chain’s director of development, said: “We have wanted to come to Wimbledon for a long time and in Alexandra Road we believe we have found a location that will allow us to trade successfully.

“Through revitalising a vacant building, we would not only be able to create new jobs, but provide a wider choice of shopping services for the local community.”

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