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The design group behind new Tesco discount store Jack's

The first branch of Jack’s – the new discount store format being prepared for launch by supermarket Tesco – has  been designed by S+SA Architects, a Harrogate company which has previously developed a number of Tesco Express stores.

S+SA is cited on planning application documents registered with Fenland District Council, the local authority for the first Jack’s store in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire. The architecture group is unable to discuss the project due to non-disclosure agreements.

Planning applications for changes to the Chatteris site, which was previously a Tesco store but which has been closed for some time, show that it will feature blue timber-effect cement cladding on the exterior.

The retailer also hopes to install 7m high illuminated gantries at the roadside, to gain maximum visibility for the discount store, which is being developed to fight against Aldi and Lidl.

Tesco is seeking to keep details of the store format secret until it opens later this week. It is understood to have been named after Tesco founder Sir Jack Cohen.

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