I've just walked around the outside of the new Morrisons'store and there dosn't appear to be any provision for parking which will cause chaos on the High Street.JL.
Jim Linwood ● 79d19 Comments
The store aparenty has a bigger area than the old one,although much of the space is taken up with a cafe.It looks and feels like there is less floor space than in the old store,although the design and layout is better and the bakery area takes up much less space.There are two ATM's now,although not functioning yet.
Keith Iddon ● 68d
Got to say the staff are very helpful at the Pharmacy and as you mention waits experienced probably teething trouble from the move last week. I was actually quite shocked at the height of the buildings and how windy it was walking around Hollandbury House and how its all in shadow between the buildings early in the evening. It does not bode well for the Wintertime!
David Cook ● 68d
I must admit I was rather surprised by the exposed ceiling and wonder whether that is how things will be left.The pharmacy had some teething problems with their technology and prescriptions coming through. That has been resolved now but hopefully accounts for the longer wait.
Anne England ● 68d
I visited for the first time last night and it was heaving! Annoying till alarm going off that none of the staff knew how to switch off! Pharmacy 10 minute Queue for service and then 15 minute wait for a Prescription. Store looks half finished to me with the ceiling being a mass of Air Conditioning Equipment and electrical wires, with bare concrete showing. Oh and the walk there around the houses and further than the old store. Seems like they have cut a number of jobs with the self service tills.Not a pleasant experience to start off.
David Cook ● 68d
Made my first visit to the new store this evening.Quite impressive really.•The two Cash Dispensers are not working yet.•The shop is open till 11pm weekdays• many locals will have received a leaflet containing a £5 shopping voucher which can be redeemed on £20 spends.• You'll need a £1 coin for the shopping trolleys.• and 3 for 2 deals abound.Awful self service tills provided an unhappy experience. Next time I'll use the human till.
Jim Lawes ● 68d
An edition of Pyrus Malus Brentfordiensis with coloured plates is on the University of Florida website (" with a figure of each sort drawn from nature on stone by his daughter)https://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00010106/00001/images
Tim Henderson ● 74d
Looks very much like an afterthought. Morrisons traffic turning out on to an already congested Main road and with a blind junction is a recipe for chaos even with traffic signals. So given the track record. No surprises there.
Raymond Havelock ● 75d
The entrance to Ronalds Rd.is between two traffic lights placed not very far apart.Can anyone else see how this might cause delays and prove problematic to the already compromised road space available?Ihope not,but it wouldn't surprise me.
Keith Iddon ● 75d
I was wondering who 'Ronalds' was. The wonderful Jim Storrar has just informed me that Hugh Ronalds was a prominant Brentford botanist and nurseryman. Info on Wikipedia.
Debbie Retallick ● 75d
The approach road from the High Street to the Car Park has now been openedand it's called Ronalds Road ...named after the MacDonald's cartoon character?It's opposite Costcutters.
Jim Lawes ● 76d
The car park has been very badly planned and it will be like John Lewis in Kingston during Christmas shopping time...except all the time. Really ill considered afterthought and very likely to see Morrisons most profitable store founder and the lease may not last long. The screwed up acmes to Brentford has already seriously damaged commerce in Brentford and the total incompetence to sort the myriad of lovable problems clearly not in line with the mentality and outlook of those who could solve things.I wonder why?
Raymond Havelock ● 76d
The builders' vans congesting the old Morrisons car park was nothing to do with Morrisons. The owners of the car park area decided to make some extra money that way. The new underground car parking will not be compromised that way. Don't know what the rules are (minimum spend? max stay?) I'm sure it won't be free parking all day. There are new traffic lights planned for the junction of The Ham with the High Street between the Six Bells and the canal bridge, but no action so far.
Eric Baker ● 77d
Thanks for that info Richard.One can visualise the additional headache of eastbound and westbound traffic turning into the 'Costcutter' junction ... and further along east and westbound traffic leaving The Ham ...which is so close to the Canal Bridge and Commerce Road.No doubt ... it will all settle down in time.
Jim Lawes ● 78d
Might help if you kept up with developments before you write. The underground parking for Morrison's has been no secret.
Anne England ● 79d
I think you drive in opposite Costcutter and exit via the Ham. 130 spaces in the underground car park and I hope they’re not taken up by the builders which is what’s happened in the old Morrisons car park.
Richard Williams ● 79d
There is underground car parking at the new Morrisons accessed from The Ham.A lift / lifts then whisks you to the internal foyer on the ground floor at the shop's entrance. Inside cashpoints and a cafe too.The Ham / Brentford High Street.junctionmight be a headache.
Jim Lawes ● 79d
Which is probably what is intended because Hounslow wants absolutely everybody to ride a bicycle. And if you cannot ride a bicycle, or do not want to ride a bicycle, then you are a car-brained velophobe, to quote a frequent contributor to this site's sister forum a mile or so east of here.
Alison Robins ● 79d