Supermarket developer creates 100 jobs

Supermarket developer creates 100 jobs

Property developer Jomast Developments has built nine new supermarket stores worth approximately £20m across the North East, North Yorkshire and East Midlands over the last year.

The latest developments, worth over £14m include a new Aldi in Washington, Tyne and Wear, offering 30 job opportunities for full and part-time staff, and a larger Marks & Spancer Foodhall in Northallerton.

A spokesperson from Aldi said: “We have worked with Jomast before to develop successful sites such as our Middlesbrough store, which quickly became a firm favourite with the local community.

“We’re looking forward to opening further new stores across the North East in the near future, creating new jobs and helping residents within the region to shop and save.”

Rob Murray, head of property planning from Marks & Spencer added: “We’re looking forward to opening our new store in Northallerton and improving the range and services we offer to our local customers.

“We’re enjoying working with Jomast on this exciting project that will bring Northallerton the very best of M&S.”

Following its success, Jomast Developments is set to unveil a further five high-profile projects throughout the rest of 2016, creating 100 new employment opportunities in total for the year across the country.

Adam Hearld, development director at Jomast, said: “We’ve been developing supermarkets for a number of years and as the sector has changed, so has our business.

 “We have adapted as customers’ demands have changed, retailers no longer need large format stores so we’ve aligned ourselves with new requirements. 

“2016 looks set to be a busy and exciting year for us with a host of retail, leisure, residential and comprehensive mixed use schemes under development.”