3 March 2014
After retendering its town planning services, Sainsbury’s has confirmed it is to continue its long-term relationship with WYG by awarding a new three year contract across the South East, South West, Wales and the West Midlands for its main store estate.
Multidisciplinary consultancy WYG has provided town planning services to Sainsbury’s for over 25 years, helping them to build new stores, extend existing ones and create other improvements to their estate. WYG's support has helped them regain the ‘No 2’ UK supermarket spot by reference to customer share. Building on that success, Sainsbury’s has reaffirmed their support to WYG by increasing the geographic areas across which the framework agreement stretches.
In addition to the South East, South West and Wales where WYG have acted on a regional basis for the past 10 years, they have now been awarded additional areas including: Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull, Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.
John Whittaker, Director said: ‘Over the past three years, WYG has obtained planning permission for 28 new stores for Sainsbury’s across our regions. We are delighted to have our achievements recognised through the award of this new contract which will secure our services into 2017. This framework puts us in a great position to help Sainsbury’s drive their business forward as they target ever challenging locations in a very competitive market.’
Notes to Editors
One of the top-ranking global consultancies employing around 1,500 people, WYG is behind some of the world’s most challenging projects. Our specialists provide expert advice and project management support services that are helping to shape landscapes, infrastructure, society and culture in the developed and developing world.
We advise on planning and transport, provide engineering and environmental services, consult on waste and resource management, and deliver support to enable economic and social reform.
By engaging with clients at an early stage we ensure that decisions are made which will maximise a project’s potential and deliver our client’s strategic objectives. In turn, this builds strong and lasting relationships with clients in each of our seven core sectors:
Defence & Justice; Energy & Waste; Environment (including waste and wastewater); Transport; Commercial Development & Urban Regeneration; Mining & Metals; Social Development & Infrastructure.
WYG has an international presence with offices throughout the UK, and in Eastern Europe, the Middle East & North Africa, and South Africa.
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