Asda to build on Hayle South Quay in weeks
SUPERMARKET giant Asda has this week been officially confirmed as the food store which will be built on South Quay in Hayle.
Next month work will begin on the 50,000sq ft store, which will create up to 200 jobs in the town.
Construction will take place at the site for 12 months, with the aim of opening the store by the end of 2014.
A spokesman for Asda said: "We are delighted to announce our plans to open a store in Hayle.
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"Our new store will provide a full range of Asda products including our popular George clothing range."
Talks have been taking place between the harbour's owners, Dutch firm ING, and Asda for several months before confirmation of the deal was finally secured this week. ING spokesman Gary Cartmell said: "We are delighted to have such a fantastic retailer coming in to the town centre.
"A lot of people were very supportive, over 1,000 wanted to see an Asda coming to Hayle. You will be able to see work commencing from the second week in October."
The site, which has been derelict for 30 years, remains the subject of contestation following a call from the United Nations World Heritage Committee for the Government to block plans for a supermarket on the Quay.
Despite this, the commencement of works for the Asda store will be the first part of a redevelopment of South Quay, which will also include 30 homes, a waterfront restaurant and other shops.