New Tesco Swinford store to open next week

The opening of the new Tesco store in Swinford will create approximately 90 new jobs in the town. The store will open on Monday November 15.

Tesco Swinford, located on the Kiltimagh road, is a highly energy efficient store and has a 30 per cent reduced carbon footprint compared to a conventional comparable supermarket. The store has been built using a hybrid timber and steel frame and timber cladding to maximise the use of sustainable building materials, along with low carbon cement. To minimise the use of artificial light, the store has been built with clerestory lighting, a series of windows which are placed high on the side of the building to allow natural light into the top of the store.

The store will also feature a number of state of the art environmental technologies which include solar sensitive lighting on the shop floor with lights automatically dimming when it’s bright outside and brightening up when it becomes darker, CO2 refrigerant systems, and motion detection lighting in staff and store room areas which automatically turn off lights when people leave these areas.

The new store will open with a wide choice of grocery and fresh food products and will feature a great lifestyle department including clothing, electricals, home entertainments, toys, and a great health and beauty section. There will also be a free car park for up to 324 vehicles including disabled and parent and child parking.

The new Tesco Swinford store will open from 8am to 10pm Monday to Saturday and from 10am to 8pm on Sundays.

Tesco employs 610 people in its six stores in Mayo — Ballina, Ballinrobe, Castlebar, Claremorris, Swinford and Westport.

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