Co-op Wylam Sept 2017
Jamie Hardesty

14 new jobs created in Wylam as Co-op opens third Northumberland store

A new Co-op store in Wylam is set to create 14 local jobs, following the conversion of a former garage.

Newcastle-based Silverstone Building Consultancy was responsible for the site’s transformation, the Co-op’s third store in Northumberland.

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.

Located on Wylam’s Main Road, £475k was invested in producing the 3,800sqft retail outlet.S ilverstone appointed Hexham-based Doddwell Brothers as main contractor to undertake the construction works, which were completed in time for the official opening last week.

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.”

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