A new Tesco Express is opening its doors in Wembley.

The store in North Wembley is opening today (Thursday, November 17), bringing 16 new jobs to the area.

It can be found at 164 Watford Road, HA0 3HB.

Tariq Qayyum, the store’s manager, said that supporting the community’s residents will be hugely important to store staff in the coming years.

Brent & Kilburn Times: The Tesco when work was being done in October this yearThe Tesco when work was being done in October this year (Image: Street View)

He said: “We’re hugely excited to be opening our New Wembley Express to help support the community.

“The store opening will provide a real boost for Wembley, helping to employ and train local people, and it’ll be a pleasure to see our staff grow and develop.

“We are really looking forward to welcoming so much new talent and experience into our Tesco team.”

The new store is open Monday to Sunday from 6am to 11pm.

Community groups around Wembley are encouraged to apply for community funding through Tesco’s community grants scheme,  which sees three local projects voted on by customers in store every three months, with first place awarded £1,500, second place £1,000 and third place £500. To apply visit: tescoplc.com/sustainability/communities/tesco-community-grant