DSM paves way for new Primark store…

Walsall facelift begins with demolition phase.

Demolition work has commenced on a Walsall town centre site – the first phase of a multi-million pound project to bring fashion giant Primark to the borough.

The demolition phase – which involves pulling down the Old Square Shopping Centre’s former Tesco store along with its surrounding units – will take around four months to complete.

The £8 million project, funded by Walsall Council’s cash reserves, will house UK fashion giant Primark along with the Midcountie’s Co-operative Food store.

It comes as council chiefs announced this week that Morgan Sindall had been appointed to deliver the scheme.

Richard Fielding, Morgan Sindall area director, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Walsall Council on this ambitious project.

“The development will have a very positive impact on people in the local community – giving the economy a boost through the creation of jobs for local sub-contractors and also providing the people of Walsall with a first-class facility.”

Shops and businesses surrounding the Old Square Shopping Centre will remain open throughout the demolition and construction phases.

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