Glascote to get a bigger and better Co-op convenience store

Tamworth Co-operative Society says the conversion of a former Glascote pub into a new convenience store will preserve the character of the building while boosting the area’s shopping and parking facilities.  Planning permission was recently granted for the Society to relocate its existing Glascote food store to the nearby pub site and residents are being assured of a ’sensitive’ development.

Tamworth Co-op's new Glascote store

A plan showing how the Tamworth Co-op’s new Glascote store will look.

Tamworth Co-op chief executive, Julian Coles, says retaining the façade of the building was always a top priority.

“The aesthetics were considered extremely carefully from the start as there is a canal towpath to the side of the building,” he said.

“I can assure Glascote people that our intention is to make an overall improvement to the area, both in terms of how the new development will look and the excellent facilities it will bring.

“This site will enable us to provide a wider range of services and products which all the community can benefit from.”

He added: “We are an independent Co-operative and have served the Tamworth area well for nearly 130 years. The creation of a better shopping facility for Glascote will have the added advantage of creating a number of jobs for local people.”

The new food store will have a secure delivery area and a larger 17-bay parking area. Work is expected to be completed by spring, 2015.

The news follows hot on the heels of the Tamworth Co-op’s announcement that is it is to build its fourteenth convenience store in Dosthill generating around 20 jobs

“We will be simultaneously building two modern convenience stores – these are exciting times at the Tamworth Co-operative Society” said Mr Coles.

“We are in good financial shape and we will continue to invest in the Tamworth area when we can see the benefits for our members and customers.”