Renovation work on a derelict pub in Snettisham, Norfolk has begun and will make way for a brand new convenience store in the area.
The soon-to-be Co-operative convenience store will be the first to open in the area and will replace the former Compass pub on Kings Lynn Road.
Planning permission for the site was granted last year, following a deal brokered by leading property consultants, Bruton Knowles.
Associate at Bruton Knowles, Stuart Hastings, has worked on the deal.
He said: “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to work closely with The Co-operative stores and to bring a great new convenience store offering to Snettisham village.
“Bruton Knowles acted as acquiring agents, identifying the former pub as a potential store location. The pub has been closed since 2010 and we are thrilled that The Co-operative picked this site for its new store in the area.”
The site, once complete, will boast circa 3,500 square feet and will offer ten parking spaces to customers.
Stuart added: “Having been vacant for almost six years, the retailer will be a much-welcomed addition for the residents and community of Snettisham, providing a selection of fresh produce and convenience items.
“The development also means that a run-down site will be tidied up and several jobs will be created in the area.
“Bruton Knowles has enjoyed developing a strong relationship with The Co-operative over the last few years, working together with the business and its partners to expand its offering across, East Anglia, Lincolnshire, the Midlands and Yorkshire.
“The new store is a great location and investment for The Co-operative and we look forward to seeing the store when the building is completed. We wish them the best of luck in the new store.”