Aspect Developments’ were delighted to work on this specialist retail development in west Wales with the Co-operative Group, which featured in the local media recently.
The Co-op have confirmed that a new Llanelli store is set to open by the end of September.
The new Co-op Food store is set to open within the next two months after a £550,000 investment, which is set to create up to 20 jobs.
The new store will serve the Sandy area of Llanelli, including the new Parc y Strade development from Taylor Wimpey.
It will have an in-store bakery and “focus on fresh, healthy foods, meal ideas, award-winning wines and essentials,” according to a spokesman.
The store itself is on the site of the former Electricity Welfare Club, which closed in February 2016 and has since been demolished.
Mike Pengelly, Regional Manager for the Co-op, said: “We are looking forward to serving the Llanelli community. The Co-op is moving forward with a clear purpose and momentum.
“Our ambition is to establish the store as a local hub, an asset for the community. We want shoppers to know that they can become a co-owner and member of their Co-op. We are also giving back to the community.
“Our members can make a difference locally; simply by swiping their membership card when they shop with us they can raise much needed funding for organisations in the area who contribute to improving local life.”
John Hillman, Acquisition Manager for the Co-op in Wales, added:
“This year we have ambitions to open up to 12 new Welsh stores. We are always on the lookout for new sites where we can deliver the right range in the right location and be at the heart of local life.”
“The Co-op opened more than 100 new stores UK-wide last year, and has ambitions to open a similar amount this year and in subsequent years. Co-op members can receive £500 in Co-op vouchers if they successfully suggest a site for a new store.
Alongside the Co-op, framework has been erected for three separate retail units by BP2 Property Consultants.
“We have had a lot of interest in the new units, but there is no concrete information as to businesses which will occupy them as yet,” a BP2 spokesman said.
“Each of the three units is 1,000 square feet in size.
“It is hoped that they will be completed by the end of October.”
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The articles was also published in the South Wales Evening Post and Llaneli Star newspapers.