Tesco, the supermarket giant, plans a Tesco Extra store on part of the former Dema Glass factory site in Chesterfield.

The 22 acre site is owned by Wilson Bowden and it received planning permission for a mixed use development last year.

Tesco has bought 9.5 acres for an undisclosed sum for the development of its store.

Neil Hartley, development director for Wilson Bowden Developments, said: ‘Tesco has had a keen interest in developing a new store on this site for quite some time and has been working closely with us on the preparation of the development proposals that we submitted to the council last year as part of the planning application.’

The store will be on stilts at first floor level, with a 995 space car park underneath.

Wilson Bowden Developments bought the former Dema Glass factory site in 2005. the scheme will include a home for Chesterfield Football Clubs’ new stadium and three acres will be developed by Wilson Bowden Developments for commercial and business premises.

The construction programme will commence on the site later this month starting with major highways works to Sheffield Road, Lockoford Lane and the A61 roundabout.

It is expected that the new Tesco store will be open by the end of the year and Chesterfield Football clubs’ new stadium will open by the start of the 2010/11 season.

The Nottingham office of Fisher Hargreaves and Proctor advised Wilson Bowden Developments and Mark Liell & Son advised Tesco.