A new convenience store in Pegswood is due to be completed in April.
Enviro Property Partners’ application for the former Pegswood Ex sports and social club on Main Street, which will provide bigger premises for the Co-op in the village, was granted planning permission last summer.
Newcastle-based Silverstone Building Consultancy was chosen to project manage the design and build and after a tender process, Northern Structures Ltd, SHED Engineering and Steven Kirk Architecture were appointed to help deliver the scheme.
Works to install the steel structures have already started on-site.
David Pollard, director of Enviro Property Partners, said: “We are delighted to see the steelwork frame going up.
“We have received very positive feedback from local residents who are keen to see the store finished and open for business as soon as possible.”
The 4,000sq ft retail unit will have an open plan net sales area of 3,000sq ft – with the remaining 1,000sq ft designated as office and storage space.
It will benefit from an ATM machine and a total of 15 standard car parking spaces will be provided, along with two spaces for disabled drivers and a single ‘family parking’ bay.
Mark Coulter, associate director at Silverstone, said: “Now that the steelwork has started on-site, the store is due for completion in April.”