Roof and floor of new Tesco store complete
WORK is progressing well on the new Tesco Extra store at Ramstown in Gorey, with the final seal being put in place on the building this week. It will then be handed over by the contractor for fitting out.
Anthony Neville, Director of Niralcy Ltd., said that the roof is complete, the floor has been laid, and the majority of windows have been put in place. His crew will continue to work on site for the remainder of the month, before the annual two-week builders' holiday.
Work will then start in August on the new road which will link the Avenue to the old Enniscorthy Road. It should be complete by November in time for the expected opening of the store.
A new roundabout will be put in place at the junction of the Ramstown Road close to The Monument.
He said that that construction work went very well. 'It's on schedule and everyone we've been dealing with has been more than co-operative. It's a fine structure. We're very impressed with it. The timber structure can be clearly seen inside, and there's timber cladding outside.' The news comes in the week it was revealed that a €2.5 million price tag has been placed on the existing Tesco store on the Courtown Road. It was placed on the market last week by Bannon.
Paul Fahey of Bannon commented that 'the existing store provides a great opportunity for larger retailers to acquire quality space in the town. We are expecting strong interest giving the property's location, prominence, and potential development opportunities,' he said.
'Tesco have traded successfully on the site for over 17 years and are due to relocate to a new 7,800 sq.m. store which is approximately double the size of their existing footprint. The existing building offers potential purchasers a variety of options to enhance the current value given the layout and its frontage to Courtown Road.'