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Tesco note to residents

Dear resident,
As you know, we have been unable to start work until now on the new Swan Centre, Tesco store, road network and car park due to various legal and contractual reasons.
However, following final agreement with Birmingham City Council, we have now been able to resolve these issues and, I am pleased to say, we will be starting preliminary works on site from Monday 29 November to prepare for construction.
I would like to thank you for your patience over this past year – it has been a very frustrating time for everyone involved and I know that everyone in the area is eager to see construction work finally start on the site.
Local construction company, Bowmer and Kirkland have been appointed to build the store and will be on site throughout the build process. They have considerable experience of constructing Tesco stores and are members of the "considerate constructors" scheme.
During the next few weeks, the car park site on the Oaklands side of the development will be prepared and a temporary plant crossing will be installed across Church Road to help heavy construction vehicles move around safely.
Final alterations will also be made underneath Bakeman House, ready for the start of construction to the store in the new year. The new road layout is anticipated to be completed in September 2011.
Residents of Bakeman House will already know that the demolition contractors, DSM will also be back on site from Monday 29 November to complete the demolition works under Bakeman House including removal of the existing canopy.
If you wish to speak to somebody on site about the works taking place on site, please contact:
(details via my office)

I’d like to thank you once again for your patience and look forward to bringing you more updates on the new Swan Centre and Tesco store as building work progresses.

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