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Building work is finished on Swaffham’s new Tesco

Handover of new Tesco store in Swaffham. From left, Tony Cotsworth, Millngate; Ed Heppenstall, Tesco: Cllr Shirley Matthews, Deputy Mayor of Swaffham; Cllr Anne Thorp, Mayor of Swaffham, who unveiled a plaque commemorating the handing over of the keys to the store; Cllr Paul Claussen, Chairman of Breckland Council; and Tony Sweeney, Millngate.

Handover of new Tesco store in Swaffham. From left, Tony Cotsworth, Millngate; Ed Heppenstall, Tesco: Cllr Shirley Matthews, Deputy Mayor of Swaffham; Cllr Anne Thorp, Mayor of Swaffham, who unveiled a plaque commemorating the handing over of the keys to the store; Cllr Paul Claussen, Chairman of Breckland Council; and Tony Sweeney, Millngate.

Just a few weeks ahead of its formal opening, contractors have handed Swaffham’s new Tesco store over to company bosses.

Civic leaders were also present as the keys to the Castle Acre Road site were given to officials last week.

Swaffham’s mayor, Anne Thorp, who unveiled a plaque to mark the event, said: “It is great to see the development start to breathe life into an area that has stayed dormant for so long.”

The store, which is expected to create around 150 new jobs, is now expected to open next month following the completion of a six-month building project.

Tony Sweeney, managing director of Millngate, the firm that has overseen the building project, thanked Mrs Thorp and the town council for their support of the scheme.

The company says that around three-quarters of the residents who viewed the proposals at a public consultation held prior to the granting of planning permission two years ago had supported the project.

And Mr Sweeney said: “This is a very important day in the delivery of a store which so many members of the local community campaigned for.”

Bryn Woodward, corporate affairs manager for Tesco, added: “We are really excited about the chance to serve the community in Swaffham. We can’t wait to open our doors and start serving customers.”

 

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