Update on ESK sale in Eastbourne

Here’s an update on the sale of Eastbourne’s no frills superstore.

Wednesday, 7th July 2021, 12:09 pm

The discount no frills shop is not shutting at the end of the month as previously expected.

In May last year the owner of ESK Warehouses in Courtlands Road, Bob Beevis, made a planning application to demolish the store and build 135 new homes.

The outline planning permission was granted for the redevelopment by council officers using delegated powers.

ESK retail outlet in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-210607-135822001
ESK retail outlet in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-210607-135822001

Signs said the store was closing at the end of this month but they have been taken down. Mr Beevis has confirmed it will remain open.

A spokesperson for the store said, “Bob Beevis is talking to potential buyers, but the journey to selling the site is taking its time.

“ESK continues to trade successfully and new stock is on its way. Bob would like to thank all his customers for their continued support and encourages them to pop along and see the latest offers.

“He has asked his team to take down the closing down posters, but assures customers that – as soon as he has an update – they will be the first to know.”