RG Group has replaced failed contractor Longcross to restart the mixed-use supermarket and hotel scheme. Billington Structures will be fabricating, supplying and erecting the steel for the project.
Over the past weeks, survey work has been carried out on the site, allowing RG Group to finalise its construction programme.
The scheme, which is being backed by Aviva, will see the supermarket chain build a new store three times bigger than the current building.
Above the store will be extensive car parking on two levels, with a 98-bedroom hotel above that in a new five-storey building. The whole project is expected to cost around £20M to build.
Alan Ayres, Sainsbury’s Project Manager, said: “It’s good to be getting the project back on track, as RG Group takes over the reins on site.
“Since the appointment of RG Group, everyone on the development team has been working hard to ensure that the scheme could get going again as soon as possible. We are all extremely pleased to be re-starting work.
Councillor Natalie Bramhall, Executive Member for Property and Regeneration for Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, said: “It’s great news that work will once again be getting under way on this scheme, which is key to the regeneration of Redhill town centre.