Major Refurbishment Completed to Create New Co-operative Food Store in Thurnby

Leicester-based contractor & developer Moseley Brown has completed works on its latest project, which has transformed a former public house in Thurnby, Leicestershire into a local food store.

The project at the Swallow Inn on Station Road in the village, has seen the property completely refurbished with the ground floor space now leased by The Co-operative Food to create a new store and the second storey providing two x three bedroomed apartments for private rent.

Steve Brown, Managing Director, Moseley Brown said: “We are extremely proud to have been involved in this project and are delighted with the finished result.  The site is perfectly placed for this type of regeneration and now work is complete, the new store will not only provide an essential amenity for local residents but also rejuvenate the area to further enhance the appeal of this popular village.

“With the added benefit of providing much needed rental accommodation, the new use for this site will benefit the whole community”.

James Phillips, Director, APB Commercial Property Consultants commented: “This has been a challenging and complex project and the transformation from public house to the facilities we now see, is testament to all involved.

“From the outset, Moseley Brown met those challenges head on, dealing with them professionally and pragmatically.  We are all extremely pleased with the outcome and look forward to working together in the future.”

Alastair Cook, Local Operations Manager for The Co-operative said: “Our Co-operative Food stores provide people with an ideal location to shop locally and we are delighted to have secured this new outlet in Thurnby.”

Designed by Corporate Architecture of Blaby, the new Co-operative Food store has approximately 270m2 of floor space plus ample parking for shoppers and residents of the second floor apartments alike.