Derby City Council has approved a new 100,000 sq ft food store for the city’s Meteor Centre retail park, which is set to create close to 400 new jobs.
Although it is not clear which retailer will occupy the space, planning permission has been granted for a supermarket, petrol station, carwash and reconfiguration of existing units.
The new resident will take up the largest space at the park, which is already home to retailers such as Focus, Carpetright, DFS, Topps Tiles and Pets at Home, and is owned by Land Securities.
Jack Busby, Land Securities Portfolio Manager for the Meteor Centre, said: “This is great news for the residents of Derby, the future of the park and the local economy.
“In this challenging economic climate this is very positive as it will not only help create hundreds of full time and part time jobs but it will also bring forward investment in a property that is in need of reinvigoration.
“This will allow us to provide a much better shopping environment with facilities that meet modern retail requirements.”
Land Securities, which last week signed up fashion retailer Primark for its Trinity Leeds shopping development in West Yorkshire, said it is already in talks with various companies to take the new retail space in Derby.