Images of brand new retail park in Tamworth revealed for the first time

Central England Co-op has today released the first ever images of how its former Tamworth supermarket will be transformed into a brand new trade and retail destination packed with big name brands.

Subject to planning permission being granted, proposals will see the creation of a mixed-used development at Ninian Way, Wilnecote, featuring major high street names including Lidl and B&M.

The Society is working with Hawkstone Vale Developments Ltd to regenerate the site and offer these new and improved options for the local community.

A spokesperson for Central England Co-operative said: “The Society is delighted to confirm plans for the creation of a brand new and exciting trade and retail destination on the site of its former supermarket in Ninian Way, Wilnecote.

“Subject to planning permission being granted, based on feedback from customers and members, we believe that a variety of exciting changes will create an improved shopping and working environment for everyone.

“We are excited to be working with Hawkstone to bring forward this exciting development.

“We will keep everyone up to date with the latest news via in store messaging, posters and local press announcements.”

Andrew Kirton, Managing Director of Hawkstone Vale, said: “This is a real opportunity to provide new jobs and regenerate the site to provide the local community with a range of high quality and accessible facilities.’

“It will bring many long-term benefits to Wilnecote. Creating a pleasant and welcoming environment for visitors to the site, boosting the local economy and creating an estimated 234 new jobs."


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Picture caption: This is an artist impression of how the revamped site in Tamworth will look, if plans are approved.


About Central England Co-operative


Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK. 


It is a modern, forward-looking organisation employing over 8,000 staff, with the Society’s principal areas of activity being food, funeral services, travel shops, and property investment.


Central England Co-operative has over 430 trading outlets across 16 counties including; West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.  The Society has an ambitious food store development programme for 2020.


Central England Co-operative is proud of its reputation for ethical business practices and corporate responsibility.  It is a member of Business in the Community, the membership organisation that stands for responsible business, and has also won many business awards for excellence.  The Society supports several charities including Dementia UK and invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities.


Becoming a member of Central England Co-operative offers a whole host of benefits ranging from collecting points every time you spend in store to earn a share of the profits, access to members activities and community initiatives including the Community Dividend Fund, which hands out grants of up to £5,000 to charities and good causes across the Society’s trading estate.

Find out how to become a Central England Co-operative member by calling 0800 0501 601, emailing or visiting


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Rob Smyth and James Brindle at Central England Co-operative on 01543 421390


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