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Talbot Gateway update: Sainsbury’s to create 400 jobs for local people

Work is progressing well on Blackpool's £200m Talbot Gateway Central Business District

Work includes the creation of a flagship Sainsbury’s superstore - due to be completed in early 2014.

A sod-cutting ceremony will take place later this week to officially celebrate the start of development work on the new Sainsbury’s site.

Shepherd Construction Ltd are the contracted construction team who will work on this particular part of the Talbot Gateway scheme.

Once opened, the store will create 400 jobs for local people and will have an incredible floor area of 130,000 sq ft, of which 60,000 sq ft will be customer retail space.

There will also be a car park with 600 parking spaces.

General information, including job opportunities, will be made available shortly on the official Talbot Gateway website at http://www.talbotgateway.com/ (Muse Developments Ltd are currently preparing the site).