Residents in Corby Old Village were given a closer look at the new Tesco store being built off St Mark’s Road, in the town.
The visit was arranged by Cllr Ray Lilley and Andrew Pennell, site manager of Barr Construction, the contractors responsible for the design and development of the project,
Cllr Lilley said: “We were given a very detailed talk by Andrew and his staff on the store’s eco-friendly design.
“It will generate a percentage of its own electricity and what is not required will be stored and put back into the National Grid.
“The supermarket will also store rain water to use and what is not required will be fed back into the brook.”
Residents were taken round the building site and shown all aspects of the development.
The store is due to open before Christmas, providing in the region of 300 jobs.
A series of open days will be held before the opening in order to start the recruitment process and a third of the jobs on offer will go to people in the borough who are unemployed.
Cllr Lilley said: “We would like to thank Andrew and Barr Construction for the site visit and for their donation to the face-painting stand at the Old Village fun day on August 13.”