New Asda supermarket for Christchurch1
A new Asda is to be opened at a former Ministry of Defence site in Christchurch Dorset, in 2015, developers have said.
As well as a 5,000 sq m (55,000 sq ft) food store, a fitness facility and homes were also approved.
Quantum Group said the store was likely to open in 2015, creating 375 jobs.
More than 100 “additional construction roles” will also be created to develop the site over the next 18 months, the developer said.
It also said it had agreed to invest £1m in a new non-for-profit organisation, The Christchurch Foundation Trust.