THE rejuvenation of Tamworth’s Southgate shopping centre is beginning to take shape.
National Buildplan project manager Mark Walton told The Leader building works at the site were on track for completion in December.
About 50 workers remain on site each day, and that will continue for the next three months.
“At the moment we are painting the exterior and completing the work on the car park,” Mr Walton said.
“In the coming weeks work will begin on the cladding at the front of the building and it will start to take more shape.”
It is hoped staff from Coles will come in at the beginning of next week to start installing the supermarket shelving and refrigeration.
Over the next eight to 10 weeks the centre’s new car park will be finished and shade sails will be installed.
It is expected the supermarket, accompanying Liquorland and several specialty stores in the complex, will be open for trade before Christmas.