Morrisons signs up for £33m supermarket in Kirkby

Morrisons is planning a £33m, 45,000 sq ft supermarket due to open in Kirkby town centre in 2019, creating around 200 jobs.

St. Modwen, owner and developer of Kirkby town centre, confirmed that Morrisons has committed to bring the new supermarket to the redevelopment.

A revised planning application will now be submitted to Knowsley Council to update the existing proposals to reflect Morrisons’ requirements.

A 450-space car park will be provided for shoppers in front of the store, alongside other large retail units.

Paul Batho, Projects Director at St. Modwen, said, “After months of speculation, we are now in the position to confirm that Morrisons will be the anchor supermarket in Kirkby. Local people have been calling out for a new supermarket in the town centre for many years.

“Morrisons will enhance the range of shopping available in Kirkby and meets the needs of local people. It will boost the local economy, creating new jobs during construction and in the supermarket when it opens, as well as bringing more shoppers and other local businesses to the town.”