Brickhill Drive Tesco Express closed for maintenance

Tesco Express, Brickhill Drive
Image: Google, Streetview (July 2018)

The Tesco Express on Brickhill Drive has had to close for maintenance, but store bosses are remaining tight lipped about what the maintenance is for.

Local shoppers called the Bedford Independent this morning asking if we knew why a fence had been erected around the shop and why it had been closed.

It appears the closure was quite sudden.

A Tesco spokesperson said: “We have had to temporarily close our Bedford Brickhill Express store to carry out maintenance work.

“We hope to have the work completed and the store open again within two weeks and we will keep the community updated on the opening date.

“We apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused.”

The store itself has always been quite controversial after planners allowed the former Bird in Hand pub to be turned into a Tesco Express in 2011.