Tesco, the supermarket giant, have just started working on their new superstore construction at the site of the old mill in the Wyre Street / Lune Street area of Padiham in Lancashire.
The 2,750 square metre store will cost about £11m and is expected to open at the end of 2012.
The company will use completely green technology which will be perfectly eco-friendly such as natural ventilation, roof lights and a rainwater harvesting system.
Tesco Padiham superstore will create hundreds of job vacancies for jobseekers. The company will advertise the positions just before their grand opening via their job site online, JobCentre plus and local recruitment agencies.
As usual there are worries that a new Tesco store opening would damage the local trade in the area.
Town councillor Mark Jinkinson said:
There is still a degree of uncertainty about it all. We have never had anything like this in the town before. It is a new experience. I’m sure a number of local businesses must be concerned it will impact on their own business. But experts believe it will be good for the local area.
We hope it will make the town centre more vibrant and hope small traders won’t lose out to the bigger organisations. But only time will tell. We will have to wait and see what happens.
However Matthew Magee, Tesco manager, said:
We’re delighted work will begin on site this year, and looking forward to bringing hundreds of jobs and a great new store to the area in time for next Christmas.
What do you think about this new store of Tesco? Would you want to work or you think its is a wrong idea?