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Portland

Chelverton working in a joint venture with Deeley Freed Estates purchased 30 acres of edge of centre land adjacent to Easton Town centre. The site was allocated for a housing scheme but currently occupied by a Portland Stone quarrying company called Stonefirms. Part of the site was a former quarry and suffered from having considerable level differences to the remainder of the site. Planning consent was subsequently obtained for a new Tesco Store of 3,100 sq m and 260 car spaces and 2 acres of housing. Chelverton subsequently carried out an extensive levelling exercise of the former quarry and constructed the store to Tescos specification. As part of the works Chelverton commissioned 3 Portland Stone Freizes, depicting life on Portland over the last 2 centuries, by a local sculptor. These are now mounted on the wall of part of the store.