ONE hundred jobs will be created with a multi-million pound redevelopment of Sainsbury's on Yalberton Road, Paignton.
The supermarket giant has revealed plans to extend the store and raise it off the ground providing customer parking and the entrance underneath.
To do this the existing store will be knocked down and a new store built on the site.
And while the work is taking place a temporary store will be built in the car park to minimise customer disruption during the work.
Sainsbury's already has planning permission for an extension to the existing store but has come up with the redevelopment to offer more scope for improvements to the car park, store layout and access on to the site.
The company will hold a public exhibition about the plans in the store car park on Friday and Saturday.
It hopes to submit a planning application in the new year.
The new larger store will offer a greater choice and a bigger range of non-food products including clothes and electricals.
Jamie Baker, Sainsbury's regional development executive, said: "Our customers have been asking for more choice and a better store for a long time, and having inherited the premises it has always been our intention to improve the way that it operates.
"We already have permission to extend the store but by replacing it with a new generation of modern, energy efficient Sainsbury's we would be able to provide customers with a much better shopping experience.
"The shop floor would be raised off the ground with the car park and customer entrance underneath. This would allow us to overcome the limited opportunity the site offers for extension and reconfigure the store layout, car park and improve vehicle access from the A3022 Brixham Road.
"We're pleased to finally be in a position to share our plans with our customers and hope as many as possible are able to come and let us know what they think. We aim to submit the planning application in the new year."
The public exhibition will be held in a temporary building in the shop's car park on Friday from 10am to 7pm and Saturdayfrom 10am to 2pm.