Asda, the UK’s lowest-priced supermarket, is launching the construction of its £10.5 m store at Armadale Station Development, one of Scotland’s largest regeneration projects (pic – L-R – Graham Hope, Chief Exec of West Lothian Council; Cllr John McGinty, leader of West Lothian Council; Cllr Jim Dixon; Mark Stephens, Asda Construction Manager; Lisa Rooke, Asda Property Communications Manager)
The new store, set to open later this year, will have a gross floor area of approximately 40,000 q ft and will contribute a significant investment to the area, delivering 150 full and part time jobs, as well as a wide range of Asda’s quality products at affordable prices.
Focus will be given on helping the long-term unemployed back into the workplace via Asda’s Local Employment Partnership scheme and Asda will also set up its Recruitment Centre in Armadale to target local job seekers.
In addition to a petrol filling station Asda will provide 260 car parking spaces with provision for “Parent and Child” parking and for customers with disabilities. Cycle parking spaces will also be provided to encourage more sustainable forms of transport, as well as additional recycling facilities for the area.
Lisa Rooke, Asda’s Property Communications Manager for Scotland, said:
“We are delighted to be beginning construction of the supermarket in Armadale. Our proposals have enabled us to make a significant investment in the town, playing a part in one of Scotland’s largest regeneration projects, and generating up to 150 new jobs for local people.
“We believe that the new store can provide consumers with an improved choice on where to carry out their supermarket shopping, as well as bringing Asda’s quality products and famous low prices to the area.”
Councillor John McGinty, leader of West Lothian Council, said:
“I am delighted to see Asda beginning construction of a new supermarket in Armadale. This heralds a significant investment in the town, as well as delivering jobs for local people.
“It is particularly excellent news for young people seeking employment in the town and we look forward, as a Council, to continue working with Asda as it delivers its latest store in West Lothian.”
Notes to Editors:
- In June 2012, Asda was named as the UK’s lowest priced supermarket for the 15th year running by the industry’s Grocer Magazine.