New Aylesbury Sainsbury's Megastore begins to take shape

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The much-anticipated new Sainsbury’s Aylesbury Gatehouse superstore is progressing, with the steel frame for the new store starting to take shape now that the site is level and the store’s foundation and drainage infrastructure has been completed.

The steel framework is expected to be finalised by the end of May and then followed by the cladding, roofing and glazing.

The multi-million pound investment in the community will provide a huge selection of food and non-food products for local people, including Sainsbury’s popular Tu clothing range and Habitat home products.

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The 50,000 sq. ft store will also have an-eat in option, and customers are set to enjoy the convenience of a large car park plus a new Sainsbury’s petrol filling station.

Things are starting to take shape at the long awaited storeThings are starting to take shape at the long awaited store
Things are starting to take shape at the long awaited store

Over 2,000 tradespeople are expected to work on site over the course of the development.

The new Sainsbury’s will also bring a considerable number of new and ongoing employment opportunities to the local community, with over 150 colleagues across a variety of roles and levels set to work from the store.

Patrick Dunne, Sainsbury’s Property Director, said: “It’s fantastic to see the store starting to take shape and I know customers are looking forward to opening day. This will be a state-of-the-art store and gives the local community more convenience and greater access to our high quality, great value products.

"We will continue to keep the community updated as we build this exciting new addition to the Aylesbury community, including how to join the local colleague team.”