Jobs created as Morrisons supermarket opens in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter

Supermarket giant Morrisons has created around a dozen jobs by opening one of its stores in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

Ryan Lynch, a director at commercial agency Siddall Jones, said that a 15-year lease has been agreed for the Morrisons Daily at the Gilder’s Yard development on Great Hampton Street.

A spokesperson for Morrisons confirmed that the new store would be employing up to 12 people.

The Gilder’s Yard development is by Grainger, a FTSE 250 company that is the UK’s largest listed residential landlord, with around 9,000 rental homes in its portfolio across the UK, with a £2bninvestment pipeline aimed at doubling in size.

Lynch said: “We’re delighted to have secured this letting from Morrisons, which we feel highlights the transformation of the area following major investments from the likes of Grainger plc and Cordia.

“Gilders Yard is a brand new private rented sector development fully owned by Grainger, with a range of new shops below and luxury flats above.

“This is an exceptional private rented scheme, built with real quality and centred around the amenity and experience of its residents.

“We also still have one retail unit still available fronting onto Great Hampton Street which would be ideal for a café or food operator.”

The deal saw Womble Bond Dickinson provide legal advice to Grainger, while Aspect Law acted on behalf of J S Convenience, the company running the Morrisons Daily store.