Work continues on Great Homer Street’s £150m Project Jennifer scheme.
Work started late last year signalling the end of more than 10 years of planning by developer St Modwen.
The scheme, which is being delivered by St Modwen in partnership with Liverpool council, will hopefully create more than 1,000 jobs.
As well as an 110,000 sq ft Sainsbury’s supermarket, the project will bring 80,000 sq ft of retail, 900 free customer car parking spaces, a petrol station and homes.
Major road improvements will be made, including a new junction linking Scotland Road to Great Homer Street and improved links to Everton Park.
The new ‘Greaty’ market facility opened its doors in Dryden Street last October as part of the scheme.
Paul Batho, St Modwen projects director, said: “The commencement of main site works is a major landmark for the scheme and represents the substantial investment being made in the city.
“This significant milestone brings more than 10 years of work to fruition and is testament to the support for the project in the local area. We are now in a position to accelerate activity on site, with a view to delivering this major partnership regeneration project by summer 2016.”
Andrew Sanderson, Sainsbury’s regional development manager, added “This is an important step forward with Project Jennifer and the regeneration of the Great Homer Street area.“We will take control of our site and look forward to becoming involved with the local community.”
Sainsbury’s will begin development of its store in summer 2015, with opening expected to take place during summer 2016.
The retail units on the eastern side of the scheme will also open during summer 2016.