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Colchester: Sainsbury's announces bid to takeover B&Q store
SAINSBURY'S has announced it plans to replace the B&Q store at Colchester's Hythe.
The proposed redevelopment will create around 300 jobs.B&Q said it is committed to Colchester and will look for an alternative site.
Its employees have been told of its intention to close the store and to find an alternative site.
Andrew McDonnell, Divisional Director of London & East Anglia, B&Q, said:
“We have been in Colchester for nearly 30 years and we remain committed to serving the community of Colchester. Through this deal we intend to secure a new store and to offer our Colchester customers the best home improvement products and services, along with the help and advice needed to undertake their projects.
"It is with regret that we announce our intention to close the store at Lightship Way but we will continue to serve our Colchester customers to the highest possible standard over the coming months.”
Sainsbury’s will now consult with the local community over its proposals prior to submitting a planning application.
It will hold a public exhibition about its proposals in the Autumn, and will be in touch with neighbouring residents and businesses to discuss its plans over the coming months.
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