St Leonards Tesco demolition and building of new store 2008 - in pictures

Who remembers the old St Leonards Tesco store?

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 10:18 am
Updated Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 10:22 am
The old Tesco store in St Leonards pictured on 4/1/08 SUS-210322-122922001
The old Tesco store in St Leonards pictured on 4/1/08 SUS-210322-122922001

It was demolished in 2008 and a bright, shining new store was built in its place. These pictures from our archives show the process, the grand opening of the huge Tesco Extra on December 1 2008, and  a visit by Gordon Brown   who was prime minister at the time, during his election campaign.

The old Tesco store in St Leonards pictured on 4/1/08 SUS-210322-123004001
The old Tesco store in St Leonards pictured on 4/1/08 SUS-210322-123014001
The old Tesco store in St Leonards being demolished. Photo taken on 22/2/08 SUS-210322-123026001
The old Tesco store in St Leonards being demolished. Photo taken on 22/2/08 SUS-210322-123036001
Temporary Tesco store, St Leonards, while the old store was being demolished to make way for the new structure. Photo taken on 23/1/08 SUS-210322-123047001
The new structure of Tesco Extra is St Leoanrds pictured on 27/6/08 SUS-210322-123057001
Petrol station tanks being delivered to the new Tesco Extra site in St Leonards on 4/1/08 SUS-210322-123107001
Petrol station tanks being delivered to the new Tesco Extra site in St Leonards on 4/1/08 SUS-210322-123118001
Petrol station tanks being delivered to the new Tesco Extra site in St Leonards on 4/1/08 SUS-210322-122933001
Petrol station tanks being delivered to the new Tesco Extra site in St Leonards on 4/1/08 SUS-210322-122943001
Tesco Extra in St Leonards opening on 1/12/08 SUS-210322-122954001
Tesco Extra in St Leonards opening on 1/12/08 Michael Foster, who was the MP for Hastings & Rye at the time, is pictured at the opening. SUS-210322-123129001
Tesco Extra in St Leonards opening on 1/12/08 SUS-210322-123141001
Tesco Extra in St Leonards opening on 1/12/08 SUS-210322-123152001
Tesco Extra in St Leonards opening on 1/12/08 SUS-210322-123203001
Tesco Extra in St Leonards opening on 1/12/08 Eddie McCue (Store Manager) and Colin Penn (Store Director) SUS-210322-123213001
Tesco Extra in St Leonards opening on 1/12/08 Eddie McCue (Store Manager) and Justin Alexander (Deputy Store Manager) SUS-210322-123223001
Tesco Extra in St Leonards opening on 1/12/08 SUS-210322-123233001
Tesco Extra in St Leonards opening on 1/12/08 SUS-210322-123243001
Tesco Extra in St Leonards opening on 1/12/08 SUS-210322-123254001
Tesco Extra in St Leonards opening on 1/12/08 SUS-210322-123304001
Tesco Extra in St Leonards opening on 1/12/08 SUS-210322-123315001
Tesco Extra in St Leonards opening on 1/12/08 SUS-210322-123326001
Tesco Extra in St Leonards opening on 1/12/08 SUS-210322-123336001
Tesco Extra in St Leonards opening on 1/12/08 The new petrol station is pictured. SUS-210322-123346001
Tesco Extra in St Leonards opening on 1/12/08 SUS-210322-123356001
Tesco Extra in St Leonards opening on 1/12/08 SUS-210322-123407001
Tesco Extra in St Leonards opening on 1/12/08 SUS-210322-123417001
Tesco Extra in St Leonards opening on 1/12/08 SUS-210322-123437001
Tesco Extra in St Leonards opening on 1/12/08 SUS-210322-123447001
Gordon Brown, Prime Minister at the time, visited Tesco Extra in St Leonards on 16/4/10 SUS-210322-123458001
Gordon Brown, Prime Minister at the time, visited Tesco Extra in St Leonards on 16/4/10 SUS-210322-123508001
Gordon Brown, Prime Minister at the time, visited Tesco Extra in St Leonards on 16/4/10 SUS-210322-123518001
Gordon Brown, Prime Minister at the time, visited Tesco Extra in St Leonards on 16/4/10 SUS-210322-123528001