Asda Unveils New Edinburgh Superstore Plans

Asda has announced plans to build a new superstore on the outskirts of Edinburgh, which it says will help boost employment opportunities for people in and around the city.
The UK’s second-largest supermarket chain intends to open the 45,000 sq ft store on the former Dansco Dairy site adjacent to the Ikea outlet in Straiton. The site will also include a car park, a petrol station and a cafe.
Up to 400 full and part-time jobs are expected to be created by the new store, which is scheduled to open in around nine months’ time.
“Asda is delighted to be developing a new store at Straiton,” said Sarah Mills, Asda’s communications manager for Scotland .
“This is a great location offering local residents and shoppers coming to the area greater choice and value.”
“New employment opportunities will be created both in store and during the construction period. We are on site and aim to open the store in approximately nine months.”
Local Councillor Owen Thompson said the new store proposals were “excellent news” for the region.
He added: “At a time when a number of workplaces are having to cut back, any new jobs created must be welcomed.”
“Hopefully Asda will also be using a number of local companies in the construction of their new building, giving a further boost to the local economy.”