Work under way on new store

Construction work under way on the new store

Construction work under way on the new store

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BUILDING work on a new supermarket is well under way.

Earlier this year The Station Hotel, in Station Lane, Seaton Carew, was demolished to make way for a £700,000 Sainsbury’s Local Store.

The 4,200 sq ft store is starting to take shape and it will create about 20 jobs.

A huge metal frame has been erected over the past couple of weeks and developers hope the store will be open to the public in September.

Hartlepool-based Euro Property Management is behind the scheme and the company says it will give people a greater choice of where to shop.

The pub was razed in March and construction work started towards the end of May.

Jon Whitfield, a director at Euro Property Management, said: “We are really pleased with the with the progress being made by Surgo construction.

“Everything is going according to the programme and we are looking to transfer the site to Sainsbury’s by mid-August.

“There has been very little disturbance to residents and everything is going to plan.

“We are looking forward to the building being open and creating employment.”

Bricklayers and roofers are due to start work on site next week.

The pub was boarded up for more than a year. Revised plans were approved after the initial scheme was turned down.

Hartlepool Borough Council’s planning committee approved the revised plans for the site at a meeting in February after the original application was rejected over fears it would harm nearby traders.

Those behind the project say they have been encouraged by the support shown.