New Â£600,000 Co-op store set to open in Ashington
A new supermarket creating 16 jobs is set to open later this month.
The £600,000 Co-op store has been completed in Ashington.
Silverstone Building Consultancy project managed the 3,000sq ft development on a vacant site in Remscheid Way.
The site was acquired last year by a private investor and the Co-op has committed to a 15-year lease on the site.
The new store will create 16 new full and part-time jobs when it opens later this month after it has been fully fitted out.
Steve Varty, Co-op regional project manager, said: “The Co-op is very much a community retailer and we are pleased to be bringing new investment and job creation to the area, which will benefit local residents.”
The new development is one of a series of successful projects between Silverstone and Co-op.
The specialist firm of building surveyors and project managers also built a Co-op store in Pegswood, Morpeth, in 2015 and is about to start on its third, the conversion of an existing building into a 3,800sq ft store in Wylam.
Mark Coulter, of Silverstone Building Consultancy, said: “We are delighted to have secured a third Co-op building project. Having established a strong relationship with the retailer, we have developed a clear understanding of their specific requirements.
“It is great to see that the Co-op Group is continuing to invest in developing new stores throughout the North East, revitalising otherwise redundant sites and creating a hub for the local community.”