I am sorry to report that Waitrose Staines will close later this year. The decision has been taken that Waitrose is unable to find a solution that will allow them to continue trading from this site. Customer notices have now been put up in the store and details of dates for the closure will follow.
I have also heard back from Aberdeen Asset Management, the investment manager for Two Rivers, and they have stated that although they are sorry to see Waitrose leave Staines, they are currently in discussions with alternative occupiers for the space to ensure that the centre "maintains its vibrancy and appeal to customers" - we wait to see what comes out of those discussions.
I want to thank you all for your support of this petition and for the personal messages sent to me with feelings and concerns over this closure. I'm sure we all hope that something good will come from this closure and that any negative effect on the town centre will be short-lived.