In a joint development between Advance Northumberland and Morrisons Supermarket, the scheme will comprise of a 25,000 sq ft Morrisons food store, alongside a number of other national retailers, a petrol filling station and a Drive Thru facility.
Located on the famous Northumberland ‘Coastal Route’, the development will transform the southern gateway into Amble and provide a destination of choice. It will bring jobs to the local area and ensure Amble has the shopping experience it deserves.
The development, which will be called Amble Retail Park, also includes a petrol station and kiosk, four other retail units of varying sizes, a drive-thru coffee shop and 352 parking spaces. The development will also include improved vehicle access into the site, and improved connectivity to the surrounding housing for both pedestrian, cyclists and car parking.
Morrison’s groundbreaking 25,000 sqft “Neighbourhood Food Store” a first for the North East will create up to 200 new full and part-time jobs, plus around an approx. 90 during the construction phase.
James Smith, the area’s development manager for Morrisons, explained that the supermarket chain had identified Amble as a expanding town with a ‘limited retail offer’. “This is a real opportunity to be able to better meet local shopping needs by providing a new retail development in Amble,” he said.
He also underlined the company’s policy to target local people for employment as much as possible.