Chance to checkout store giant’s Motherwell plans

Sainsbury's LtoR Mrs Christine Campbell, Bill and Anne Clark, Samantha Potter Sainsbury's, Jeff Wilson Sainsbury's
Sainsbury's LtoR Mrs Christine Campbell, Bill and Anne Clark, Samantha Potter Sainsbury's, Jeff Wilson Sainsbury's

MORE than 200 people attended last week’s public exhibition on the proposed Sainsbury’s store in Motherwell.

The supermarket giant announced last month their intention to build a 60,000 sq ft store on the site of the former bus depot in Hamilton Road.

They hoped this would lead to the creation of 300 jobs, but at the exhibition, in the Moorings Hotel, it was suggested this could be nearer 400.

The event on Friday and Saturday gave members of the public the opportunity to comment on the proposals, ask questions and put forward their views directly to the project team.

Visitors were shown a plan of how the site will look with an access road being built off Hamilton Road, opposite the junction with Braedale Avenue, leading to the new store and a 500-space car park.

Deliveries will be made to the back of the store, accessed from Tinkers Lane.

Jeff Wilson, Sainsbury’s town planning manager for Scotland, was pleased with the turnout and the general reaction to the plan.

He said: “We received a very positive reaction.

“We were delighted to find such a great site in Motherwell and believe the fact the town has only one other supermarket presents an excellent opportunity for us.”

Full story in April 21 edition of Motherwell Times