New Co-operative Food to open in Sprowston
PUBLISHED: 12:52 04 August 2020 | UPDATED: 17:02 05 August 2020
A new branch of Co-operative Food could soon join a drive-through Starbucks on a former Cold War site on the edge of Norwich.
The Central England Co-operative Ltd has lodged a planning application with Broadland District Council to install two illuminated ‘The Co-operative Food’ signs on the retail unit on the former Royal Observer Corps (ROC) headquarters on Chartwell Road in Sprowston.
In 2016, the council granted Starbucks permission to build a new drive-through coffee shop on the site alongside a 3000sqft retail space.
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If the Central England Co-operative is given permission for the signage, the company said it hoped to open the doors to the new store in next month.
A spokesperson said: “Over the coming weeks our dedicated and hardworking property team will be putting the finishing touches on the brand new site which will feature everything people expect from a Central England Co-op store as well as a raft of exciting new features such as a free water refill station, customer seating and much, much more.
• An earlier version of this article was accompanied by a photograph of the Norfolk and Suffolk Wing Air Training Corps base on Chartwell Road.
The new development of a Starbucks and Central England Co-operative will have no bearing on the Air Cadet site.
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