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ISG wins £19m Yorkshire Tesco store

ISG has secured a £19m contract to build a new Tesco Extra store in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

The 110,000 sq ft Tesco store is part of a regeneration project by developer TCN UK.

ISG is set to redevelop the five-acre former Civic Site on Drummond Street, Rotherham, to deliver the new superstore with a petrol station and 540-space car park.

The contractor will first demolish the civil building, Norfolk House and central library, which are currently on the site and crushed demolition material will be retained for use during construction.

ISG North-east managing director John Gittins said: “Working closely with TCN UK, our two-year involvement has proved vital in progressing this important regeneration scheme to a stage where we are imminently due to break ground on site.

“Rotherham has ambitious plans for growth and greater inward investment and we are confident that this major new development for Tesco will act as the catalyst for further town centre regeneration and a corresponding increase in regional influence.”

The project aims to support efforts to turn Rotherham into a shopping and business destination through investment in local road infrastructure and improvements to public realm space.

As part of the scheme, ISG will also undertake improvements to Rotherham’s traffic system and remove and relocate a Grade II-listed clock from the Civic Site to Effingham Square.

An existing pedestrian shopping area in the square will be remodelled with new external paved areas and an attractive landscaping scheme introduced. A new taxi rank will also be created as well as a number of disabled parking bays.

The new Tesco Extra will replace the existing Tesco store at nearby Forge Island and is expected to create up to 200 additional jobs. It is due to be completed in late 2014.

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