Sunday, 24 November 2013

December 2 start for Sainsbury's work

WORK will start to bring a Sainsbury’s supermarket to Dorridge on Monday December 2, the retailer has confirmed.

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It said RG group will begin to strip out Forest Court for full demolition and construction “early in 2014”.

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It said: “Car parking in the site will remain available for village use until the New Year.” The store is to open by Christmas next year.

The scheme will flatten the 1960s shopping precinct for a store with a top level car park of 184 spaces and refurbished and extended Dorridge Practice GP surgery.

It will also include a cade, pharmacy and shop units.

The original 1,812sqm sales area plan was approved in November 2011 but Sainsbury’s earlier this year said it would not start work this year because of economic conditions.

It then won council permission to increase the sales area to 2,276sqm, some 26 per cent larger. A 2,462sqm plan was rejected in 2010.

It said this will allow it to sell non-food goods.

The supermarket said it wants to hear from local sub-contractors via

Project manager Nick Alston said: “We’re delighted to announce a contractor for the Dorridge development and a date for starting enabling works at the site.

“All our efforts will now be put into ensuring we deliver this scheme with the utmost consideration for our neighbours and the wider community.

“We want Dorridge to be proud of the way we deliver this project and of the new-look village centre ahead of Christmas 2014.”

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