November 21st, 2017

Crews in full swing at old Walmart site


By Gillian Slade on May 25, 2017.

After demolishing the old Walmart building earlier this year, on-site crews have been excavating and installing new storm and sanitary pipes. The next stage will be construction of the new buildings, including Save-On-Foods.--NEWS PHOTO EMMA BENNETT


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Between 50 and 100 construction workers are at work, on any given day as the development of Strachan Corner continues, with announcements about other businesses to be made this summer, the developer says.

A couple additional buildings and businesses are expected to be included in the development of the 13-acre site on the corner of Strachan Road and Dunmore Road, said Steven McPhee, vice president of Brentwood Developments in Edmonton.

“We are close on a couple big announcements so hopefully this summer we will be able to announce those and then they will join Save-On-Foods with similar opening dates,” said McPhee.

After demolishing the old Walmart building earlier this year, on-site crews have been excavating and installing new storm and sanitary pipes. The next stage will be the construction of the buildings including Save-On-Foods, he says.

“We will be building everything at the same time. Save-On-Foods is being built while the Tim Hortons and the 7-Eleven simultaneously,” said McPhee, noting there will be multiple crews on site.

The development includes buildings around the perimeter with parking in the centre. There will also be a Liquor Depot, gas bar and possibly a carwash.

Crews had high winds and dust to contend with Wednesday. The project is large and construction is in many ways subject to the weather, but McPhee expects significant progress in 2017 with the possibility of some tenants opening this year.

Save-on-Foods is operated by the Overwaitea Food Group, a division of the Jim Pattison Business Group, which also owns CHAT television and radio in Medicine Hat. The grocery chain operates 33 stores in Alberta.

Brentwood Developments website has a schematic showing how Strachan Corner is likely to look after development.

http://brentwooddevelopments.ca/UpcomingProjects/MedicineHat/tabid/107/Default.aspx


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