Construction work on Aldi's new flagship Wolverhampton store has resumed following the festive break - and is well on target for a grand opening this summer, say the supermarket giant's bosses.
The site is adjacent to the Royal Mail depot in Sun Street and flats in Broad Gauge Way and forms part of a major £35m regeneration plan taking in the Premier Inn, Bluebrick pub and Grand Station conference centre.
Once completed, the development is set to bring 40 new jobs to the city.
It will form part of the city's 'Canalside Quarter' that also includes the former Springfield Brewery - currently being revamped as a new University of Wolverhampton campus.
An Aldi spokesman said: "Work on our new Wolverhampton store is progressing on schedule and we look forward to opening this summer, helping local residents shop and save closer to home and creating new jobs for the city.
"Our team will be busy right up until the last minute, making sure our opening is a big success. The store is in a prime location close to the main Wednesfield Road and we are sure it will attract a large crowd, so we look forward to welcoming all our new customers."
The store will have 115 parking bays which will be situated closest to the Wednesfield Road and Broad Gauge Way side.
A spokesman for Wolverhampton City Council added: "There are a lot of exciting developments planned for the city centre in the near future, and the new Aldi store will complement this very nicely.
"The site forms part of a major overhaul being carried out in the Low Level Station area, and this development is a significant part of it."
Plans for a massive car showroom on the land were initially approved in 2006, but the scheme never materialised and the land remained derelict until Aldi had its application to build a new store on the site accepted in August 2017. Work finally began in October last year.
The Low Level Station opened in 1854 and finally closed to passenger services in 1972. It was then used as a parcels depot until 1981.