Work is set to start on a new multi-million pound Tesco store for Newmarket in the spring.
The single-storey food store will have a sales area of 70,000 sq ft and will feature a mezzanine-level customer café and staff office accommodation.
It will be built on a site next to the existing store where clearance work began last autumn. The existing store will be demolished to make way for extra parking but will continue to trade until the new branch opens.
Designed by Bedford-based architects, engineers and development consultants Woods Hardwick, who built a similar ‘eco’ store in Corby, it will have a low environmental impact with a combined heat and power unit, a draught lobby to reduce heat loss, rainwater harvesting, improved service metering and CO2 refrigeration to reduce carbon emissions.
The new store will be twice the size of the one it is replacing and, according to Tesco, will be one of the company’s most eco-friendly.
Simon Petar, Tesco’s corporate affairs manager, said: “It is now over two years since we jointly announced plans to build a replacement store on our existing site in Newmarket.
“Our commitment to that multi-million pound investment is as strong today as it was back in 2011. We will deliver a fantastic and improved shopping experience, while also creating 200 new jobs for the community.”