Work is due to being on a new £15million retail development in Burntwood.
The former Olaf Johnson site will be redeveloped with the first stages of the project to start in the coming weeks.
The Cannock Road site will be transformed into a 68.000sq ft retail park with nine units, a drive-thru restaurant facility and 300 car parking spaces.
Nick Burgess, managing director of commercial property investment firm LCP, said: “Putting these long-awaited plans into action signifies a very exciting start to 2018.
“We are looking forward to starting construction of this scheme, which will be a real boost for the Burntwood community and a significant investment for LCP.
“We’ve worked very closely with Lichfield District Council, Staffordshire County Council and Burntwood Town Council to ensure our plans match their vision for a retail scheme that adds to the town’s vibrancy and now we are looking forward to seeing the diggers on site.”
Work is expected to start in February, with an anticipated completion date at the end of 2019. Talks are underway with potential retailers for the site.
Councillor Ian Pritchard, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet member for economic growth, environment and development services, said: “This development will make such a difference to Burntwood.
“We worked hard behind the scenes to help free up the privately owned land so this important development could go ahead. We’re pleased to be working with LCP, who share our vision for improving Burntwood for the whole community, and we look forward to work starting on site in February and to seeing the exciting development take shape.”
Councillor Doug Pullen, Leader of Burntwood Town Council, added: “This is a significant investment in Burntwood by LCP which demonstrates their confidence in our town.
“There has been a huge amount of effort involved in getting this development up and running and I am extremely grateful to all those involved thus far.
“The additional retail and employment opportunities will be a boon for Burntwood and its residents; we look forward to work starting soon.”