Asda has opened its new store in Altrincham following construction of the building by Russells Construction. The new 40,000 Broadheath store was built by Russells for developer Property Alliance Group which secured the deal with Asda for the site at the Lyon Industrial Estate.
This is Russells second new store for the retailer, following the completion of another scheme in Kent. Designed by architects from the Harris Partnership, the £6.4m Altrincham development has created more than 300 jobs.
Gareth Russell, director at Russells Construction, said: “The Russells team has a lot of experience of this type of retail construction and the project progressed as planned, completing on time and on budget. It’s always good when a new store finishes, to see the operator move in, the staff getting started in their new jobs, and the customers shopping. I’ve been back to have a look since it opened to the public and it looks great.”
John Clarke from Property Alliance Group said: “We identified this site as being ideal for a large format retail store and worked with Asda to help them get a foothold in this local market. Russells has done a great job on site, keeping everyone up to date with progress and even managing to hand over the competed shell a few weeks early.”
Over the years, Russells has built stores for retail brands including Waitrose, Morrisons, Lidl, Aldi and B&Q, as well as retail parks for Derwent Holdings in Manchester, Salford, Hull, Warrington and Sheffield.