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Barr bags double deal for £16m Sainsbury's

Barr Construction has been appointed to build and fit out a new £16.1 million 49,000 sq ft foodstore in Sedgefield, County Durham.

The building will be completed in spring 2013 and will be leased to Sainsbury’s after which point Barr will fit out the store for the operator.

As part of its first contract with developer Terrace Hill, Barr will create a new foodstore, a petrol filling station, a new access road and car parking for 322 customers.

It is expected the new store will create up to 250 full and part time jobs when it opens in May next year.

Barr Construction’s construction director Paul Griffen said: “It is a testament to Barr’s supermarket expertise that we have been appointed to both erect the building and handle the internal fit out.”

The development was awarded planning permission by Durham County Council in December 2011 and Terrace Hill signed an agreement to lease the store to Sainsbury’s in January 2012.

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