Cradley Heath's High Street is set to be transformed on Monday as a 26ft metal sculpture celebrating Sandwell's Industrial heritage is set to be unveiled.

The £50,000 Cradley Column' is an eye-catching structure commissioned and funded by Tesco, which is also set to finally throw open the doors of its new Tesco Extra store on the dame day (September 24).

Standing on Cradley Heath High Street, close to the main entrance of the new store, the column was created in partnership with Sandwell Council, local artist Luke Perry and students from Heathfield Foundation Technology College At 10am, children from Corngreaves Primary School will cut the ribbon to officially open the eagerly awaited store, and then collect a £1,000 cash donation on behalf of the Tesco Charity Trust. The unveiling of the column will take place at 10.30am.

Tesco Extra store manager George King, said: "We are very excited and delighted that the children at Corngreaves Primary acepted our invitation to join us at our day of celebrations.

"We are also extremly proud of the incredible artwork that has been created by Luke and Heathfield Foundation Technology College and we can't wait to reveal it to the public."

The brand new 60,000 sq ft store has created over 450 full and part time jobs.

In addition to groceries, the new store will also offer shoppers a large home entertainment department which will house all the latest DVD's, CD's and video games, plus an in store bakery and a clothing department.

There will also be four self-service checkouts and a Tesco Direct for people in a rush.