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A major new retail and trade park development has been announced on the site of a former Co-op supermarket in Tamworth.

Demolition work has already begun on the 80,000sq ft site and construction is expected to take 52 weeks, with Lidl, B&M, KFC, Starbucks, Greggs, Subway and Travis Perkins signed up as tenants.

GMI Construction Group, which has been appointed by Hawkstone Vale Developments to construct the park, said the outlet would breathe new life into a redundant site, creating new and substantial local employment.

Andrew Kirton, Hawkstone Vale MD (pictured front centre), said: “We are confident this 80,000sq ft development will help provide a great boost to the local economy and create hundreds of jobs for the local community in these uncertain times.

“GMI are already making great progress onsite and come with an exceptional pedigree in the delivery of high quality retail and trade park developments of this scale.”