Council Stoke Tesco launch of New Building project Tesc and new by pass road Hanley.
Date: Thursday 14 January 2010
Venue: Clough Street, City Centre
Diggers move in as work gets underway preparing for an extended ring road and new supermarket
Preparatory work for an extension of Stoke-on-Trent’s city centre ring road and a new supermarket will move up a gear on Thursday as diggers move in to clear the land.
Since January 4 workers have been carrying out initial preparation works securing the site, off Clough Street.
On Thursday, contractors will start to clear the land for the new Tesco store and 540 metre extension of Potteries Way.
Councillor Brian Ward, Stoke said: “This is a major step forward in getting the extension to Potteries Way completed. The new Tesco store will redevelop land that is currently unused and help to kick start regeneration in the city centre. The ring road will improve connectivity to future developments like the East West Centre and Central Business District, helping motorists to access city facilities. It is an exciting time and it is fantastic to see things taking shape in the city.”
Tony Fletcher, Tesco Corporate Affairs Manager, said: “We are delighted to see this important step taking place in such a major scheme.”
The 100,000 sq ft store is due to open by the end of the year. The city’s Job, enterprise and Training (Jet) scheme and Job Centre Plus will be working with Tesco to help local people benefit from the extra jobs created.
When completed the extended Potteries Way ring road will help traffic flow into and out of Stoke-on-Trent city centre. It will also help make the city centre more attractive for occupiers and
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