Welcome to the project website for Sainsbury’s new Leicester North store on Melton Road. Work is now complete and we look forward to providing residents with more local choice and access to the Sainsbury’s shopping experience.

Following the opening of the new Melton Road store, the Belgrave Road site will be redeveloped to make way for a new mixed-use development.
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Recent news

Sainsbury’s Leicester North, Melton Road opens to customers

Sainsbury’s eagerly anticipated new foodstore in Leicester North, Melton Road, was officially opened to customers this morning (Wednesday 27th November). The winner of the new store’s ‘Bag for Life’ artwork competition, Amy Carter from Riverside Community Primary School, joined store …

School children plant tree at Sainsbury's site

Pupils from Sandfield Close Primary School have visited Sainsbury’s new store on Melton Road to see how construction works are progressing and help plant a tree at the site. Following a recent school visit by Sainsbury’s contractors and safety character, …

Taster day for Sainsbury's Leicester North Melton Road store

Sainsbury’s will be giving people an idea of what its new Leicester North Melton Road store will offer when its doors open this winter.

Keith Vaz MP and local councillor witness progress on Sainsbury’s Leicester North store

Keith Vaz MP and Cllr Ross Willmott took a tour of Sainsbury’s development off Melton Road, Leicester, to see the progress on the foodstore on Friday 4th October. Work on the 80,000 sq ft replacement store on the former GE …

New Sainsbury's store manager announces start of recruitment

New Sainsbury’s store manager Darren Rhodes is delighted to announce the start of the recruitment drive for the new Sainsbury’s Leicester North supermarket on Melton Road. Applicants looking for both full and part-time work in a wide range of positions …

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Store location


Click on the map to view the store location on Google Maps.

Store features

  • 80,000sq ft sales area
  • A wide range of Sainsbury’s popular food products and general merchandise
  • A restaurant and an in-store bakery
  • Cash machines
  • Car, motorcycle, bicycle and disabled and parent/child parking
  • A recycling centre
  • Facilities to deliver online grocery orders directly from the store
  • New trees, shrubs and other planting around the site
  • A public art feature providing a community focal point
  • Improved pedestrian links and cycle routes
  • A petrol station with 9 pumps and a car wash
  • Modern design sympathetic to the local environment
  • The latest sustainability features

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