Work to begin on Sainsburys supermarket

The former Sainsburys building on Ings road, Wakefield
The former Sainsburys building on Ings road, Wakefield

A SAINSBURY’S store set to reopen in December will begin to take shape next week.

The retail giant has announced that 250 jobs at the refurbished Ings Road store will be offered to local people, 40 of which are already up for grabs online.

The store closed in May when a new, larger store opened its doors at the city’s £210m Trinity Walk shopping centre.

But last month the firm announced plans to reopen at Ings Road, just a week after rivals Tesco applied for planning permission to open an Extra superstore at the same retail park.

Sean Higgins, who will be the manager of the refurbished Ings Road store, said: “We are excited because it is going to be a completely new store, open in time for Christmas.

“Customers told us Ings Road was a more convenient place to pick up their food shopping so it will cater more for food shoppers.

“We are committed to employing local people from managers right down to shop floor staff so we would encourage anyone who is interested to check our website every few days to find out more.”

Tesco said they were still committed to opening a two-storey 10,290 sq m supermarket next door, bringing 450 jobs to the city, after customers showed their support during a consultation event in July.

To find out about the jobs on offer at Sainsbury’s, visit www.sainsburys.jobs