Morrisons is planning to close its store in West 12 shopping centre in Shepherd’s Bush, with Hammersmith MP Andy Slaughter saying it could result in the loss of 170 jobs.
The supermarket chain confirmed plans to shut the store, but said it was too early to give a closure date or say how many jobs would be lost.
But Mr Slaughter says it is bad news for staff, customers and the shopping centre, as well as other businesses based there.
A spokesman for Morrisons told getwestlondon : “We regret to say that we are proposing to close our store in Shepherd’s Bush.
"We have looked at a whole range of options to make the store viable but none gave us confidence that we could run it successfully. We will now be going through a consultation process with colleagues.”
Mr Slaughter said the store is popular with low-income residents living on the Charecroft Estate, where a major fire ripped through one of its tower blocks , and is working with Hammersmith and Fulham councillors to try and fix a meeting with the supermarket chain.
Commenting on the closure, he said: “This is terrible news for the W12 area and to the 170 staff who work in the store.
“Having weathered the opening of the nearby Westfield and having shown continued demand for a large retail supermarket on site, it is devastating to hear that this store could close.
“I am not only concerned for the welfare of the members of staff but also the local customers, many of whom are older and will find it hard to travel to the Tesco in Brook Green.
“I am also worried about the future of the West 12 centre; Morrisons is the anchor store for this shopping centre, and this will be very bad news for the other, smaller businesses based here.
“Along with local councillors, I will be seeking a meeting with Morrisons to see what can be done to save the store or to attract a similar, large retailer to the West 12 centre.”
Earlier this year Morrisons confirmed the closure of its branch in Hounslow . It came after the supermarket created 185 jobs by opening a branch in Ealing.
A Morrisons spokesman said if a decision to close the store is made following its consultation it will look to redeploy as many staff as possible.