150 jobs are expected to be created when a new Waitrose store opens in Evesham, Worcestershire.
Work has started on the store which is expected to be completed in March 2018.
Vic Allison, Deputy Managing Director at Wychavon District Council, said:
Waitrose Development Surveyor, Jonathan Banham, said:
As with the Droitwich Waitrose store, Wychavon District Council is funding the building of the store in Evesham, which the supermarket chain will lease back from the Council and pay a commercial rent on.
Wychavon will retain ownership of the building.