SUPERMARKET giant Sainsbury's is planning a major refurbishment of its Keighley store.

The sales area of the Cavendish Street premises will be expanded, with larger Tu clothing and homeware sections and new fresh-food counters.

Also, low-energy refrigeration and heating systems will be installed, making the store more environmentally friendly.

And there will be a new car park layout.

Sainsbury's declined to comment on the cost of the work, which is due to start in August – subject to planning permission from Bradford Council – and will take about three months to complete.

The store will remain open throughout, with the possible exception of a few days immediately before the relaunch in November.

Project manager, Richard Wood, said: “Sainsbury’s serves thousands of people in the Keighley district, and we’re delighted to be able to make some great improvements for our customers as part of our long-term commitment to the area.”

The company said no extra jobs would be created, but that the investment would secure employment for the future.