THE Whitby Gazette is today able to exclusively reveal what the new Sainsbury’s development in Stainsacre Lane will look like.
This artist’s impression gives a first indication of how the new store will appear, minus the petrol station which has just been announced that will accompany the development.
The Gazette has also learned that the supermarket will create around 250 new full and part-time jobs when it opens in August.
Once open, the new store will create
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competition for Whitby’s only other superstore - the Co-op on Langbourne Road - and a dedicated Sainsbury’s hopper bus will also connect the store to the town centre and surrounding areas.
Throughout the construction process, which has already begun on the Whitby Business Park site, residents will be able to keep an eye on proceedings thanks to a viewing centre.
The centre will be up and running from 10 April and will feature a special viewing platform.
Sainsbury’s project manager Steve Clasper said: “The construction works are now underway and this is a great opportunity for the local community to watch the new store progress.
“The viewing station will, of course, be free for the local community to access.
“The centre will be open three days a week and we’ll announce the opening times as soon as we can.
“People will also be able to keep up to date with the works on our website www.sainsburys-whitby.co.uk which is due to be launched soon.
The viewing station will be open Tuesday to Thursday each week, and visitors will also be able to see artist’s impressions of what the store will look like and view images of key areas included in the store, and also pick up a Nectar Card application form.
Mr Clasper added: “We know that there’s a lot of interest in the new store and the viewing station provides an excellent way for the community to keep up to date with the construction works.”