Derby’s new Marks & Spencer grocery store takes shape

These new images show what a new Marks and Spencer grocery store in Derby looks like ahead of its grand opening.

Construction work continues apace on the new store located at Wyvern Way off the A52.

Today, hundreds of people who pass through the area each day can see the building well advanced in its development and its arched windows now in place.

The new building replaces the old Fireplace Company building which was demolished earlier this year as part of planning permission which was approved by Derby City Council.

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The demolished building was believed to be the last surviving element of the old Chaddesden Sidings – a rail yard used for freight transport – and had stood for around 150 years.

The opening date for the new Marks and Spencer grocery store has yet to be revealed, but it is expected to open in 2022.

Construction work had started in the fall when images showed how the building’s main infrastructure was firmly in place.

A large car park will also be created next to the store.

The plans have been controversial since first announced, with campaigners believing the old building should have been kept in some form (not completely demolished) because of its historic links to Derby.

But others argued that the building was an ‘eye-sore’ and that new development was needed for the area.

Marks and Spencer says the new store will be built in a way that marks the region’s history and heritage.

The Local Democracy Reporting Service has contacted developer London Metric and Marks and Spencer for comment.

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