St Edward, a joint venture between Berkeley Group and M&G Investments, is delighted to announce that a Tesco Express has opened at Bankside Gardens, Reading.
The contemporary shop has a range of products including a bakery, Costa Coffee Express machine, meal deals and lottery tickets. It also brings with it food bank donations and Tesco’s Community Grants funding opportunities for local good causes.
Kelly Elsam the Store’s Manager said:
“We’re hugely excited to be opening our new Reading Green Park Express to help support the community. The store opening will provide a real boost for Reading, helping to employ and train local people, and it’ll be a pleasure to see our colleagues grow and develop. We are really looking forward to welcoming so much new talent and experience into our Tesco team.”
Local community groups are invited to apply for Tesco’s blue token voting scheme which sees three local projects voted on by customers in store every three months, with first place awarded £1,500, second place £1,000 and third place £500.
Paul Vallone, Executive Chairman, St Edward, said:
“We are very pleased to have a fantastic British brand like Tesco on our development. Residents have the enviable convenience of being able to pick up a sandwich or weekly food shop just a few minutes’ walk from their own front door.”
The Tesco store is in the heart of Bankside Gardens, which is centred on a nine-acre lake with walks, trim trails, play areas, green open space.
The adjacent Reading Green Park station is due to open in summer 2023 and will offer speedy connections to Reading in just 6 minutes.