The MP was yesterday given a guided tour of the site and shown how work on the new store was progressing.
The new store is set to open in the autumn and will provide a fantastic range of Sainsbury’s own-brand and branded food ranges, alongside its popular clothing and general merchandise offer. The store will also include an Argos plus the new Sainsbury’s petrol filling station will conveniently be nearby.
The new store will also create 150 new jobs for people in the borough.
Mr Randall praised the supermarket giant for investing in the community.
He said: “It is great to see this £18,000,000 investment in Gedling, which will create 150 new local jobs. Recruitment for these jobs is scheduled to start at the end of July.
“The store is being constructed with environmentally friendly features, such as electric car charging points, water collection points in the roof which will feed the toilets with rain water, auto dimming heating, LED lights and sky lights in the roof to providing daylight and saving on lights. The new Sainsbury’s supermarket in Colwick is set to open in November.
Sainsbury’s Property Director, Patrick Dunne said: “Colwick has told us loud and clear that they want us to open our doors as soon as possible and we’re doing everything we can to do just that. We will continue to keep the community updated as we build this exciting new store, including how residents can apply to join the local colleague team.”