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Author Topic: How Big will this Tesco / ASDA be ?  (Read 2746 times)
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Miss Marple
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« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2011, 08:00:46 PM »

It's worse than even I imagined , it really brings it home when you see it like that.  

SHAME ON YOU CAMSFC !!
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« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2011, 08:32:56 PM »

An interesting bit of work here from a member of MiA. The Co-Op has been transposed onto the Hibbert Lane site at the same scale to show just how big the site is. There is enough room for 4 Co-Ops!
Well, not really - not if you include the delivery areas, car parking, landscaping, access roads. I see the point people are trying to make - this is a very big site - but this kind of useless scaremongering helps no-one. In fact, I'm seeing a lot of people beginning to just laugh at this campaigning because of such melodramatic scaremongering. It's becoming the joke of the town. You're loosing potential supporters by acting like the sky is falling on Marple before we even know any of the details.

How big could a supermarket on this site be? Bigger than the Co-op probably, if only to give it an edge, but I doubt if it would approach even the size of Tesco Whaley Bridge (which is built largely away from housing, with good road links) let alone a Tesco Extra. In fact, if we're talking ASDA now, it might even fall under their new "ASDA Supermarket" brand, which are Aldi/Lidl/Netto-size stores. Neighbourhood supermarkets, not motorway hypermarkets. There is no business sense in a supermarket putting that kind of floorspace on this site.
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« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2011, 01:31:30 AM »

13 MILLION POUNDS BIG !!!!!!  Lips sealed
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« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2011, 10:53:08 AM »

I agree rsh. Thank good someone is being rational and objective. It is unlikely to be more than half the size of a football pitch, about 4,500sq m plus a free car park within walking distance of Market Street.. I was in Towcester yesterday. A market town population about 20,000, ie smaller than Marple. It has a Coop supermarket and a Waitrose within yards of Watling Street, the main shopping street, a Tesco Superstore and Homebase about 400m away, and a thriving shopping street. The Tesco is approx 3600sq m.
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« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2011, 09:00:18 PM »

13 MILLION POUNDS BIG !!!!!!  Lips sealed
      not a lot of money by todays standards
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« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2011, 09:31:52 PM »

13 MILLION POUNDS BIG !!!!!!  Lips sealed
      not a lot of money by todays standards

Blimey who do you work for ?  Undecided
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« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2011, 09:36:05 PM »

13 MILLION POUNDS BIG !!!!!!  Lips sealed
      not a lot of money by todays standards

Just to put 13 million pounds into perspective, A new helictoper costs around 2 million, a decent second hand 260ft long icebreaker will set you back around 7 million, a mansion around 1 to 2 million. Its not a "small" amount of money by any means, Especailly for a plot of land the size of COM.
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« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2011, 07:15:48 PM »

Thank you for all the replies to this one...... I'll keep reading.

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« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2011, 09:16:19 PM »

13 MILLION POUNDS BIG !!!!!!  Lips sealed
      not a lot of money by to days standards

Blimey who do you work for ?  Undecided
                      I Dont retired . their learent a bit more .
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« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2011, 10:24:33 PM »

Sorry to dig this topic up, but a quick search of "proposed ASDA supermarkets" brought up a potential example to add here from a place called Forfar.

Take a look here: http://www.asdaforfar.co.uk

There's a PDF plan of the development on there -- and here's the actual view on Google Maps: http://g.co/maps/tf346

The site is more of a square than the rectangle on Hibbert Lane, but they are eerily similar in size. Also interesting: the block in the bottom-left of the Forfar plan is actually an affordable housing development (16 flats). Creating 230 jobs, the store has a 339 space car park and the development is costing £24m to build.

And as far as ASDA stores go (usually the ugliest of the lot, unfortunately), this one doesn't look too bad:



Couple of articles: http://www.thecourier.co.uk/News/Angus/article/17635/forfar-s-new-asda-store-has-10-applicants-for-every-job.html
http://www.thecourier.co.uk/News/Angus/article/9373/asda-given-green-light-to-build-24m-forfar-superstore.html

The store itself is somewhere just less than twice the size of Marple Co-Op judging by the plans, but that includes service areas.
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