Sainsbury's pulls out of Prudhoe scheme
Published at 08:06, Monday, 12 November 2012
SAINSBURY’S has turned its back on the controversial redevelopment of Prudhoe town centre.
The supermarket chain has always been seen as the anchor tenant for the Duke of Northumberland’s £30m scheme to give Prudhoe a new heart.
But this week, it confirmed it was no longer interested in taking the tenancy of the Duke’s flagship store.
A spokesman said: “Sainsbury’s has not been involved in Northumberland Estates development for some time.
“While we are always looking for opportunities for new supermarkets and convenience stores, we have no plans for Prudhoe at present.”
The Sainsbury turn-around is a real body blow for Northumberland Estates, the Duke’s development group, which has invested a huge amount of time and money in the project.
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A workman was buried alive while digging a drain in the Prudhoe Urban Council's housing estate at Oaklands.
Workmates rushed to the aid of 50-year-old Richard Barclay, of Stocksfield, when the wall of the trench he was digging collapsed.
They managed to dig his head and shoulders free before finally pulling him from the earth. He was found to be suffering from shock and bruising.