Tesco has awarded a £19 million contract to a building firm for its new store in Rotherham.
Contractor ISG will construct the 110,000 sq ft supermarket on the site of Rotherham Council’s former Civic Centre, to replace the existing town centre branch.
The project forms part of the strategic regeneration of the South Yorkshire town centre.
The new Tesco Extra store includes a petrol station and underground car park.
As part of the development, a multi-million pound investment would be made in Rotherham’s road network, including removing the Centenary Way flyover.
The first phase of the project will see construction of a new junction onto Centenary Way, paving the way for the demolition of the concrete structure.
The demolition phase also includes bulldozing of the civic building, Norfolk House and former central library.
Crushed material from the buildings will be re-used across the site. Construction of the supermarket will then begin.
John Gittins, ISG managing director, said: “This major new development for Tesco will act as the catalyst for further regeneration.”