THE construction of a new supermarket in Hadleigh is on track, with job opportunities at the store becoming available.
Morrisons is currently redeveloping the former Buyright site in Calais Street and plans to create a new 50,000 square foot store.
The supermarket has been working with QD Stores, which owns Buyright, and is expected to open early next year.
“We haven’t got a set date in mind but we are on target to open around January 2013 and everything is going as anticipated,” said Tracey Hostler, a spokeswoman for the store.
Around 250 jobs are estimated to be on offer and vacancies for warehouse managers, deli supervisors and bakery staff have already been advertised with more positions to follow.
More than 300 people in the town visited an exhibition to view the supermarket’s proposals earlier this year and the majority welcomed the plans.
Some did question the lack of a petrol station on the site, where customer parking has been extended to cater for 480 cars, and Mrs Hostler confirmed this would remain the case.
“There will not be a petrol station as that was not part of the plans,” she said.
“But this is an excellent opportunity for Morrisons and the people of Hadleigh and we are very excited about getting up and running.”
The new Buyright shop on the site opened in July and is already proving popular.