A ribbon cutting ceremony was conducted by Councillor Roger Newstead, Mayor of Reigate and Banstead.
Dave Curness, the Redhill Store Manager, who recently won a national store manager of the year award, said: “We’d like to thank everyone that came along to the opening of our brand new store and are grateful for the patience that has been shown by the local community whilst we‘ve undertaken this major redevelopment.
“We’re proud to be able to bring this exciting new offer to Redhill and to be playing an important role in the ongoing regeneration of the town.”
It is claimed that the completed supermarket will revolutionise shopping in Redhill, with a wide range of products and services that have never before been available in the town.
The overall redevelopment includes a new state-of-the-art Gym Group gym and a 68-bedroom Travelodge hotel. Significant investment was also made into the public areas in Redhill with new paving, seating and planters along London Road, highway improvements on Princess Way and a new canopy entrance for the Harlequin Theatre and Redhill Library.
A key part of the redevelopment has been the significant upgrade of parking facilities for the town centre. Around 900 car parking spaces are now available over three floors within the modernised car park, with travellators providing direct access into the Sainsbury’s store from the upper two car park decks.
Working on behalf of main contractor RG Group, Billington Structures erected 3,000t of steelwork for the project.