Woolwich Tesco hasn’t had a charmed life. The building itself gained notoriety after completion by winning the carbuncle cup.
The store experience itself has also come in for a bit of a battering over the years. Inadequate staffing is a common complaint with long queues a frequent irritation.
Then there’s the escalators. Ah, the escalators.
They’re so bad they’ve inspired a Twitter account.
Someone just told me the #Woolwich Tesco opens at 6am. Not on my watch mate.
— Woolwich Escalator (@WEscalator) May 16, 2019
Currently one is out of action and has been for some time. That means the other is switched off. The lifts have a tendency to stop working too. So it’s walk up and down steps or queue for a lift – which on a busy Saturday isn’t quick.
Woolwich. 1 of 2 escalators are broken, and 1 of 2 lifts are broken, and 1 of 2 travelators are broken.
I'm giving up with that store i really am
— Jess Pants (@Janderso549) May 17, 2019
It’s not a great experience.
The car park also had issues of commuters parking all day for a while depriving visitors. That wasn’t supposed to happen when awarded planning permission.
What’s weird is how this branch seems so slow to rectify problems, if at all. I’ve never heard so much complaining about a supermarket. When altered on social media there’s little response from the company.
Sainsbury’s, Lidl and other nearby shops must love it.