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Stage One completion marks latest milestone in £55m redevelopment project

Muse Developments has passed an important milestone in its major, £55m redevelopment project in Scotland’s central belt.

On 4 March, a new Asda store in Larkhall opened its doors to the public, marking the completion of phase one in the programme of works being undertaken by Muse to develop a 55-acre site near the town centre.

The new 31,500 sq ft store, which has created in the region of 140 full and part-time jobs, significantly enhances the retail offering for those living and working in and around Larkhall and complements the wider, community-focused range of facilities that Muse Developments will deliver, bringing welcome improvements to the town.

These facilities include the provision of around 250 new homes, further non-food retail, a children’s nursery and a fast food restaurant, which Muse estimates will create a further 100 local employment opportunities.

The developments follow the culmination of a comprehensive programme of community engagement which raised awareness of the company’s ambitious proposals for - and long term commitment to - the town.

Stephen Turner, Muse’s regional director for Scotland, said: “The opening of the supermarket marks the completion of phase one of our wider programme of works and we now look forward to delivering the remaining elements.

“As we make positive and steady headway, we will continue to work closely with South Lanarkshire Council, community groups and individuals to keep them informed of progress. We remain confident that, once complete, the enhanced look and feel of Larkhall will be well received.”