A NEW Tesco store which has taken three years to build is set to open in the autumn.

Mayor of Barnsley Tim Shepherd and Coun Robin Franklin joined guests at a special handover of the new store in Hoyland.

Due to open in the autumn, the 28,000 sq ft store will provide up to 200 jobs.

Developer Litton Properties has worked with The Harris Partnership on its build and it's set to rank highly in environmental performance.

The store - which has a timber frame - also has a rainwater harvesting system that collects water from the roof and feeds it into a holding tank from where it's recycled.

Mark Twelves, managing director of Litton Properties, said: "We have long-term relationships with the major retailers including Tesco and it is good to see the company investing in Hoyland.

"We are delighted to have been able to deliver one of their larger stores and for it to be such an attractive building."