Work to start on new Iceland and Aldi stores in Rotherham

Iceland and Aldi are among the stores that will form part of a new Rotherham retail park
Iceland and Aldi are among the stores that will form part of a new Rotherham retail park
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Work is to start on the building of two new supermarkets in Rotherham next month, it has been announced.

Construction is to begin at the start of November on a new 50,000 sq ft retail park that will include an Iceland and Aldi store, as well as a Home Bargains shop.

The scheme at a four-acre site on the junction of Great Eastern Way and Broad Street is expected to create more than 50 permanent jobs when it is completed in July next year.

The new development is being built on land that has been empty for three years and was previously home to a car showroom.

Sheffield firm JF Finnegan is the appointed contractor due to start on site at the start of next month.

Richard Tovey, director at developer Gregory Projects, which is part of the Gregory Property Group, said: “The property has been vacant for some time and we are pleased to bring it back into use.

“The strength of the location has attracted an excellent tenant line-up enabling funding to be secured at an early stage in the project.”