Construction of phase two of the £52 million regeneration of Barking town centre was set to start this week.
Bouygues began demolition work at the site, on the corner of London Road and North Street back in the summer and said it would start building the new Asda store and 100 apartments this week.
The 8,000sq m supermarket is some 1,400 sq metres larger than the town’s current Asda, in Vicarage Field.
The development also includes a 360-space car park, a selection of ground-level retail units, and a series of highway improvements.
Bouygues said it expected to complete the project in April 2015.
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