Work will start on the new Morrisons supermarket after students and leave the old Derby College site on FIeld Road.
They leave the site this week and the sale of the land will go through in ‘the next couple of weeks.’
Paul Morris, from St James Securities who will take over the site and oversee the building of the supermarket, said: “We should be completing the purchase of the site before Christmas and all being well work on the store will begin at the start of January.
“The building should be ready to be handed over to Morrisons for them to fit it out and finsih off in the Autumn next year.”
A spokesman for Morrisons told the Advertiser: “Morrisons is committed to a new store in Ilkeston and looks forward to work commencing.”