Local Member of Parliament Damien Moore met with Sainsbury’s Property Director Patrick Dunne and the Southport Site Management Team to view Sainsbury's latest investment into Southport's thriving commercial redevelopment estate.
Nearing completion, the 44,710 sq. ft Meols Cop site demonstrates a substantial investment into the town's commitment to environmental sustainability, communal accessibility, and economic opportunity through site-utilisation and provision of renewable electricity generation, ultra-rapid vehicular charging, and employment of 500 local construction contractors, with an additional 150 guaranteed local jobs post-completion.
This follows other substantial infrastructural investments in Southport, including: £100,000 investment into Lord Street's lighting, £1,000,000 refurbishment of Southport's Indoor Market, £38.5 million secured through Southport's Town Deal bid, including the redevelopment of Marine Lake Events Centre, Les Transformations De Southport, the Enterprise Arcade, and the Town Improvement Plan.
It's clear that Southport remains the preeminent location for infrastructural investment, economic prosperity, and job opportunities.
Commenting, Local Member of Parliament for Southport, Damien Moore, said:
"It's truly commendable to witness Sainsbury's significant investment in Southport's diverse retail sector. This commitment not only guarantees local residents access to high-quality food but also reflects a robust dedication to site infrastructure development, community involvement, and charitable engagement across Southport."
Commenting, Patrick Dunne, Sainsbury's Property Director, said:
"We're delighted to be onsite and making progress on our new, state-of-the-art supermarket as we begin the process of transforming the building into a destination that will help more customers in Southport discover the joy of food with Sainsbury's.
"Our new supermarket will build on the success and popularity of our existing stores in the town, which will continue to serve the community when it opens in February. I'm really looking forward to welcoming customers in Meols Cop to experience the latest of everything Sainsbury's has to offer – until then; I'd like to thank everyone in the local community for their support and patience while we complete the remaining work on the store.
“Sainsbury’s believes that good food should be for all, but the reality for many communities across the UK is they need support more now than ever with access to food. Sainsbury’s Southport Meols Cop will play an active part in combating food poverty by contributing positively to the retailer’s Nourish the Nation programme, in which it works with Comic Relief to ensure communities have improved access to balanced, nutritional, and sustainable food sources.”