The new Asda Express is set to “breathe new life” inside the “derelict” two railway arches on Chapel Street, Salford.
Asda has announced today (December 1) that the store will be opening next week on Tuesday December 5 at 10am.
The retailer will open its second site at the Circle Square development on Oxford Road in Manchester the same day at 10am.
The opening of both stores has reportedly created a total of 41 new jobs in the local area.
Andy Perry, Senior Director of Wholesale and Convenience at Asda, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming 41 new colleagues to the Asda family and thank them for their hard work so far in bringing our convenience vision to life.”
The Chapel Street store opening forms part of property owners, The Arch Company’s efforts to breathe new life into what were once vacant or derelict spaces.
Craig McWilliam, CEO of The Arch Company, commented: “The Arch Company is delighted to welcome ASDA Express to Chapel Street which will see jobs created for the local community.
Our recent investment in this parade of arches forms part of Project 1000, our £200m plan to bring one thousand vacant or derelict spaces back into use by 2030, of which nearly £10m is earmarked for Manchester and Salford.”
Chapel Street is set to offer a range of “fresh ingredients and pre-prepared meals for residents to pick up after work” while the Oxford Road store will provide a strong food-to-go range designed to serve students,
Asda claims that both stores “will offer a comprehensive range of fresh, ambient and chilled groceries, as well as a broad selection of beers, wines and spirits.”
They will also provide a variety of services to customers including a Costa Coffee machine, Krispy Kreme counter, an ATM and Lotto.
The Asda Express is located on 106-108 Chapel St, Salford M3 5DW.