New supermarket for the east

CAROLINE KING
Last updated 16:17 07/03/2013

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Construction of a new supermarket in Christchurch's eastern suburbs will begin midyear.

The earthquake-damaged Pak 'n Save Wainoni will remain open while a larger store with a fuel outlet is built on site, allowing 285 staff to keep their jobs.

The building's structural integrity was found to be robust, but the superficial damage was found to be too costly to repair.

Steve Anderson, chief executive of Foodstuffs, said the new store would be built adjacent to the existing building.

"With such a large number of people affected, we felt it was critical for the existing store to stay open whilst the new store is built.

"This has provided surety to our staff, and a much needed service to the local community."

Anderson told The Press last year the cost of the rebuild, of what he described as the "flagship" store, was expected to be about $23m, while the construction would take about 12 to 15 months.

He said the planned refurbishment of Stanmore New World, which was affected by liquefaction during the earthquakes, was also expected to start midyear.

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