Caunton supplied the steelwork for a new Tesco Extra store in Chesterfield. The 9.5 acre site bought by Tesco is part of a 22 acre site originally purchased by developer Wilson Bowden and is the former Dema Glass factory. Dema were in fact once the largest manufacturer of domestic glassware in Britain. When the overall development is complete it is planned to house the new football stadium for local league team Chesterfield FC too. The team are known as the Spire-ites, after the famous twisted church spire of the town.
Caunton's accelerated site programme, jointly developed with main contactor B&K, means that it is planned that the new Tesco store was be opened by the end of the year.
The store itself is designed to be on stilts to first floor level, with a 995 space car park underneath. The contract for Caunton comprises 1,825 tonnes of steelwork and the site programme is a speedy 10 weeks.