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- December 19, 2012 at 8:44 am #33257
The proposals to construct a new supermarket on the current Territorial Army barracks site have been delayed and may be permanently on hold while the developers and Tesco agree a price for the site.
It is understood that Tesco was prepared to offer over Â£14.5 million for the Manor Top site, but this offer has been reduced by the supermarket giant to Â£8m plus a currently empty site off Penistone Road for the TA to move in to.
The MoD have suggested that the development of a new barracks on the site could cost up to Â£15m at the Penistone site, opposite the Owls football ground, and they are not prepared to make up the difference if the Tesco offer is reduced.
Tesco will create 200 jobs in sheffield
If the Tesco store does go ahead it would create about 200 jobs but no plans will be submitted until an agreement has been reached and Sheffield residents are concerned they may miss out on these much needed jobs.January 17, 2013 at 4:30 pm #35798
It would be a shame if Sheffield missed out on these very much needed jobs, however I can understand the MOD’s position. If it is going to take that much to bring the site upto standard and Tesco wont pay enough for the MOD to do the work (ie Tesco pay the original offered price for the site) then you can definately see the pointFebruary 14, 2013 at 10:00 pm #35799
I’ve no doubt the plans will be approved – Tesco seems to be popping up all over the place.
I did hear a rumour not long ago that Tesco wants to have one store within every mile, and with all this news of constructing new buildings, I’ve not many doubts about that.
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