Plans for Tesco to open its second Jack’s store in Liverpool have been revealed.
The multinational retailer has chosen a unit at North Liverpool Retail Park for a new branch of its discount supermarket.
Home Bargains owner TJ Morris Limited (TJM) has applied to Liverpool City Council for permission to use a non-food retail unit at the former Carcraft site as a foodstore.
That foodstore is identified in the planning application as a Jack’s, with legal discussions on-going between Tesco and TJM regarding a new lease at Unit 2b.
North Liverpool Retail Park on Portal Way is currently home to the Home Bargains Training Centre, Smyths Toys and The Food Warehouse.
According to the planning application, the proposed 14,660 sq ft Jack’s store will be the first that Tesco has invested in outside of its estate with 35 jobs to be created and a fit-out cost of over £1.5 million.
Jack’s, which focuses on discount and British produce, opened its first Liverpool branch in Edge Hill last October.
A document included with the plans adds: “The proposal will further encourage sustainable shopping patterns within an established retail destination. It will provide greater choice and competition for the local consumer (in line with government objectives), deliver important employment opportunities and represents significant private sector investment.
“The proposal will also result in the re-use of floorspace that would otherwise remain vacant.”