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Raising the floor for Tesco car park

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Occupying most of a 9.5 acre site in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, steelwork for a new Tesco Extra has recently been completed by Caunton Engineering.

On the site of the former Dema Glass factory, the erection of the structure benefited from Caunton’s accelerated site programme, jointly developed with main contractor Bowmer & Kirkland. The store is scheduled to open by the end of the year.

More than 1,800t of structural steelwork was fabricated, supplied and erected for the project by Caunton. The large portal framed structure has been designed to incorporate a 995 space car park at ground floor level.

The project forms part of a much larger regeneration scheme covering a 22 acre site purchased by developer Wilson Bowden. A new stadium for local football club Chesterfield is planned and should be ready for the beginning of the 2010/11 season.

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