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Asda set demolish Co-op and build new store in Clacton
12:02pm Tuesday 24th December 2013 in News
A CLACTON supermarket looks set to be demolished with a new state-of-the-art Asda store built in its place.
Retail giant Asda has a deal in place to take over the existing Co-op food store in Bull Hill Road.
A planning application will be launched to redevelop the site, and the sale of the building and land to Asda will be rubber-stamped if permission is granted.
The staff members at the current Co-op store will be transferred over to the new superstore if the proposal is given the green light.
Asda property communications boss Philip Bartram said: “We are delighted to announce our intention to open a new store in Clacton.
“The new store will include the complete redevelopment of the site and feature a state-of-the-art modern Asda store for shoppers in Clacton.”
The site redevelopment will include demolishing the current aging Co-op and building a completely new structure in its place.
Co-op bosses say they have struggled in the area and see the sale as the best option for the company and the community.
No timescale has been set for the Asda planning application and development yet.
A full public consultation will be held in the coming months to display the plans to the public.