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Old December 19th, 2012, 03:00 PM   #1
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A new multi-million pound Tesco supermarket-Stourbridge

Looks like Tesco taking over

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2...m-foundations/

December 19, 2012 10:59 am
Stourbridge Tesco store rises from foundations
A new multi-million pound Tesco supermarket has started rising from its foundations in Stourbridge town centre.


The Tesco Store at the site of the old Crown Centre, in Stourbridge, where steelwork has now gone up

The framework has begun to appear on the development site, off the ring road.

It’s the first change in the skyline since the rubble left from the demolition of the old Crown Centre and Bell Street car park was cleared.

Contractors have been busy completing the foundations and work on the underground car park.

But now some of the structure of the new store can be seen on the site.

Peter Cox, president of Stourbridge Chamber of Trade, said he was pleased to see the building start to take shape.

“It’s been going well and they’ve made good progress. Another few months and we will be able to see it come together. It’s going to make a big difference to the site,” he said.

Posters advertising the opening of the new store next winter went up on hoardings around the plot last month.

Tesco have previously said they want the store to open in time for Christmas 2013. Contractors have been busy completing foundations and work on the underground car park.

Work to knock down the old Crown Centre began in March and was completed in May. The car park was brought down using explosives on the morning of April 1.

Landmovers cleared 9,000 tons of rubble, some of which will be re-used in the building, ready to construct the shopping complex. The new supermarket will create 320 jobs and more than 250 people have already expressed an interest in working at the store.

It’s part of a £30 million development which will also include a new shopping centre and a town square.

Lights will be installed on Stourbridge town hall as part of work to revamp the square to make it more attractive to shoppers.

The side of the town hall will form part of the square along with the entrance to the new shopping centre.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 03:26 PM   #2
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Old December 19th, 2012, 04:25 PM   #3
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Oh, wow...... fuck Tesco!!!!
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Old December 19th, 2012, 06:46 PM   #4
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Oh, wow...... fuck 320 jobs!!!!
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Old December 19th, 2012, 07:41 PM   #5
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I can just about remember that Crown Centre - it was a bit of a dump wasn't it? This is a nice sympathetic design and even though it's Tesco and they hope to dominate the retail, they do reach out to help in other ways.
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Just google-earthed it and that street down from here has some really lovely buildings even the newer ones where they have used mixed bricks.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 10:31 PM   #7
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I can just about remember that Crown Centre - it was a bit of a dump wasn't it? This is a nice sympathetic design and even though it's Tesco and they hope to dominate the retail, they do reach out to help in other ways.
like I've always said before, Tesco is a jack of all trades and a master of none. If the independent traders got together to see the opportunities rather than the threats, and learn to provide premium products and services and get get really good in their specific field, they could end up bringin in new clients and customers into their establishments.
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Well it's investment in a tired old town, so it must be welcome, I just wished they would sort out the ring road, trying to join it like pulling out the pit lane on to the race track in a Formula 1 race.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 01:35 PM   #9
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Well it's investment in a tired old town, so it must be welcome, I just wished they would sort out the ring road, trying to join it like pulling out the pit lane on to the race track in a Formula 1 race.
A tired town is a little derogatory for Stourbridge; I think it does very, very well for itself when compared to its Dudley and Halesowen neighbours.

The High St. however could definitely do with investment from higher-end retailers, this Tesco development will be the death knell for it in its current form.
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A tired town is a little derogatory for Stourbridge; I think it does very, very well for itself when compared to its Dudley and Halesowen neighbours.
Well I agree if we are talking Dudley & maybe I'm a little harsh on Stourbridge
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Opens 31st October!

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2...n-doors-early/

Haven't seen any development shots, is it still going to match the renders?


tescostourbridge.co.uk

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The Ryemarket centre will also be getting a light refurb.
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This has been completed apparently, has anyone been? Might go around with a crappy camera tomorrow.
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This has been completed apparently, has anyone been? Might go around with a crappy camera tomorrow.
That would be interesting to see if you can some pictures
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Yes, it opened yesterday.
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Seriously, could the forum perhaps have a seperate folder/tab for tesco/supermarket developments.

It is driving me mental opening up sections of the forum to see the only updates are of bloody supermarkets.
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To be fair this and West Bromwich are a lot more than just supermarkets, unlike Morrisons Edgbaston etc. Really their titles ought to be changed to "New Square West Bromwich" and "Crown Centre Stourbridge".

With the car park and such demolished to make way for this it's quite a prominent and significant development for Stourbridge.
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Does the Tesco store/The shopping centre have a car park underneath (store on stilts). If not, are there plans to or have they already, replaced the spaces lost as a result of the development?
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Just to the top left side above the "1" in the image you can see a car pulling out from underneath the store, so I presume it's on stilts. This is one development though that next to nothing has been posted about, so should be exciting to visit. Haven't even seen pictures of the plans for the shopping centre part.
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Somebody needs to explain to Tesco what a "shopping centre" is.

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Not a particularly nice entrance.



Open plan cafe.



The shops. There are a very small number of tiny units, none of which are taken at all.





Entrance to Tesco, which is all that's really here.



Entrance to the Town Hall:



Travelator lobby which leaves much to be desired.



Lots of blank walls, albeit with historical facts on them.



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Somebody needs to explain to Tesco what a "shopping centre" is.

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Not a particularly nice entrance.

Open plan cafe.

The shops. There are a very small number of tiny units, none of which are taken at all.

Entrance to Tesco, which is all that's really here.

Entrance to the Town Hall:

Travelator lobby which leaves much to be desired.

Lots of blank walls, albeit with historical facts on them.

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Lol... Not a Tesco fan then..
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