The supermarket chain got the go-ahead in April to build the superstore on the site of Melton Council’s former offices and the adjoining long stay car park in Nottingham Road.
Sainsbury’s development executive Robert Oxley said: “We’re currently working with various bodies to finalise all the legal obligations attached to the planning permission, and plan to start construction works in early 2012.”
The development is set to create about 150 temporary construction jobs.
The architects for the scheme are Shefield-based Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson.
Sainsbury’s has agreed to contribute:
- £70,000 for a town centre management scheme to include a touch screen visitor information point in the store, a loyalty card scheme promoting town centre businesses,
- enhanced town centre car parking and town centre signage
- £70,000 for a town centre linkage scheme to include enhanced signage, surface treatment and improved pedestrian guard railing
- £80,000 for a pedestrian crossing and a bus shelter enhancement for Nottingham Road