Okehampton (234): Opening

Waitrose Okehampton is contemporary in design, yet its white and grey colour scheme allows it to blend well with the town‘s architecture.  It was the first branch to open in the area on 7th March 2000.

As reported at the time in the Partnership’s in-house magazine, The Gazette: most customers’ first sight of it will be of its prominent corner “tower”, which features a subtle version of the Partnership’s “tyre track” logo above a verdigris-coloured shield of the local council’s coat of arms. A run of windows on School Way gives a tempting view of what lies within.

Waitrose has built a small bridge over the West Okemont river, which runs across part of the site, to provide access to additional parking-there are 186 spaces in total. “We have also constructed a new roundabout to facilitate access from the main street” said Mr Cheong-Took, Waitrose Architect.

Facilities currently available at Waitrose Okehampton include fresh fish, cheese, delicatessen, patisserie, meat and bakery counters. There are also a number of different local produce stocked here directly from suppliers within 30 miles away, such as cheese and cider.

Address: School Way, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1WL

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