A NEW branch of Waitrose is set to open in Greenwich next year.
The long-rumoured opening has been confirmed by Legal & General's property division who are funding the development of the new supermarket.
The supermarket will be built at Galliard Homes' New Capital Quay development and has been pre-let to Waitrose in a 25-year deal.
The new branch of Waitrose, voted the country's favourite supermarket by Which? readers in 2010 and 2011, will measure up at 31,000 sq ft. Sainsbury's Local in Greenwich is 2,700 sq ft and Sainsbury's on the Peninsula is 56,000 sq ft.
There will be spaces for 150 cars at the development which is expected to be completed next Spring.
A planning application was recently submitted to Greenwich Council for a footbridge spanning Deptford Creek linking New Capital Quay with Millennium Quay