Silverstone Building Consultancy has completed the project management of a third Co-op store in Northumberland, which is set to create 14 new jobs.
A former garage and car showroom, located on Main Road in the village of Wylam, has been transformed to create the new 3,800sqft retail store, following an investment of £475,000. The new store offers an in-house bakery and benefits from 17 car parking spaces.
The specialist firm of building surveyors and project managers was instructed to manage the conversion on behalf of the site owner and The Co-op has agreed to a 20-year lease on the property, in a deal secured by Youngs RPS.
This latest project follows Silverstone’s completion of a design and build Co-op store on Remscheid Way in Ashington earlier this year and a new build store in Pegswood, Morpeth in 2015.
Mark Coulter, associate director at Silverstone said: “We are very pleased to have completed our third Co-op project in Northumberland. Having established a strong relationship with the retailer we have developed a clear understanding of their specific requirements.”
“It is great to see the Co-op Group continuing to invest in developing new stores throughout the North East, revitalising otherwise redundant sites and creating new jobs within the local community.”
Graeme Bruce, managing director of Youngs RPS added: “We are delighted to have secured such a highly regarded retailer for this site. The new Co-op store will be a great addition to the village of Wylam for local residents, offering convenience for the community within this semi-rural location.”
Silverstone appointed Hexham-based Doddwell Brothers as main contractor to undertake the construction works, which were completed in time for the official opening last week.