Town boosted by new pub and petrol station

THE landscape of a town is changing yet further with two more successful regeneration schemes.

Work has started on a new pub in Corby which will create up to 50 jobs, while work on a new petrol station creating nearly 20 jobs is almost complete.

Greene King has started construction work on a new Hungry Horse pub, which is being built on land near Aldi, off Rockingham Road.

And a new Jet garage with Londis supermarket will be opening on the corner of the Southern Gateway business park on Friday.

The pub is expected to open around October, and residents will be invited to come up with a name for it.

A Greene King spokesman said: “We are delighted to confirm building work has just started at Earlstrees Point in Corby to create a new family-focused pub and restaurant.

“We expect the build to be completed in approximately six months time.

“Hungry Horse is Greene King’s range of community pubs which provide good food, outstanding value and an inviting atmosphere for the whole family. The pub and restaurant will feature bright, modern and comfortable decor, including booth-style tables fitted with TVs and game consoles and an outside play area.

“While the building work is under way we will liaise with local residents to run a competition to choose a name for the new pub. We pride ourselves on creating pubs which are at the heart of the community and we want to ensure the pub’s name reflects the local area and has been chosen by its future customers.

“This will also create up to 50 full and part-time jobs. Full details of recruitment will be announced nearer to the time of opening.”

The Jet station will be operated by Brobot Petroleum Ltd, which operates 23 sites across the region.

Recruitment has already taken place and about 19 positions have been filled on the site.

Brobot Petroleum Ltd director Eddie Bright said: “We are looking to open quietly on Friday, as there is still quite a lot to do, and are planning a proper topping-out ceremony in May. I think it is a good location where traffic flow is very strong and I think it will add value to our existing estate.”