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Summer Opening For New Tesco

Monday November 25 2013

Artist's impression of Hoyland's Tesco Artist's impression of Hoyland's Tesco

WORK has started on Tesco’s new £7.5million supermarket in Barnsley.

Sheffield-based contractor JF Finnegan have started to build the eco-store in Hoyland.

The firm is constructing the new circa 28,000sq ft food store at the redundant site of the former Hoyland Market Street Primary School.

The Tesco store is expected to create some 140 local jobs and the building team has now started preparatory site work with handover scheduled for summer 2014.

Mark Twelves, managing director at Litton Properties, said: "We're delighted to have started work bringing this much-needed new food store to Hoyland.

"Research has shown that at present, 90 per cent of people travel outside of Hoyland to do their weekly shopping.

"This new Tesco will enable more people to shop locally which is integral to the long-term sustainability of the area."

Permission for the store was granted in July 2011 and workers started clearing the site in February 2012, but then arguments over a pedestrian crossing on Wombwell Road caused delays.

Litton Properties purchased the site from Barnsley Council and, following an extensive community engagement process, successfully won planning permission to bring the vacant site back to life with the new store.

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Reply Posted by donna on Monday November 25 2013 at 11:06
does anyone know when there starting to interview for the jobs please ?

Reply Posted by ... on Monday November 25 2013 at 11:18
Think I'll buy shares in electronic tags then, as I hear they make good fashion accessories for the meat in tarn!

Reply Posted by caroline on Monday November 25 2013 at 11:19
were do you apply for jobs????

Reply Posted by morrisons asda on Monday November 25 2013 at 11:45
caroline you can apply at Morrisons or Asda..

Reply Posted by Kilkenny on Tuesday November 26 2013 at 09:31

Reply Posted by Emma Grain on Monday November 25 2013 at 11:26
Great news I think, Its on the site of my old school and Im glad its being put to some use. Also glad they are leaving the trees around the edge which I helped to plant when I was 6 while at school there.. People will still pop to the shops in Hoyland but no longer a need to trek out of town for the big shop is much needed.

Reply Posted by ejaleigh on Monday November 25 2013 at 11:47
When will we get a Sainsbury's?

Reply Posted by chris on Monday November 25 2013 at 12:07
I over heard whilst in tesco wombwell that tesco hoyland jobs will be internal 2 start with then will be advertised via jobcentre and tesco website.

Reply Posted by nigel on Monday November 25 2013 at 12:40
Why would anybody want a Sainsbury's, it's ridiculously expensive.

Reply Posted by Rach Wojcik on Monday November 25 2013 at 12:53
When can we apply for job.

Reply Posted by ew on Monday November 25 2013 at 17:03
jobcentre plus

Reply Posted by janet on Monday November 25 2013 at 17:01
im glad this tesco has ceated new jobs for hoyland peoole,but i remember why market st school was closed so i hope litton propertys have clean that site ,so no more people get sick

Reply Posted by ... on Tuesday November 26 2013 at 15:19
If people are asking how and where you apply for a job at TESCO then you need not apply because your obviously too thick to be employed anyway

Reply Posted by Jimmy on Tuesday November 26 2013 at 16:09
Pot and kettle .... It's you're not your and you should have a full stop at the end of a sentence. I know I'm being the Grammar Police and pedantic but you will call people thick. Don't you just love irony?

Reply Posted by ... on Thursday November 28 2013 at 09:36
Yes but at least I have a job, boom

Reply Posted by Kilkenny on Saturday November 30 2013 at 22:11
@ ... Yes but then your job is being a total tool

Reply Posted by gemzy on Monday March 17 2014 at 22:41
Is it going to be just a food store or will it be selling clothes, electricals etc? I hope they sorted out the smell/gas wahtever it was, problem that the school had as well

Reply Posted by FB on Saturday August 16 2014 at 10:53
Okay, so what happens if you have had the interview and was told they would contact within 10 days to say yes or no but haven't. I haven't been given a contact number for them either and when I try to contact HR they clearly do not give a damn!!!

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