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Former Co-op building planning application submitted

Published on Wednesday, 6th March 2019

The Council submitted a planning application on Friday 1 March to demolish part of the former Co-op department store in Nuneaton Town Centre.

The Council will focus on retaining and preserving those parts of the building that have some historical and aesthetic significance,  including the Art-Deco building fronting Queens Road and the former Co-op offices in Abbey Street, demolishing those parts of the building that are physically and economically obsolete.  

Public consultation on the Council’s proposals will be undertaken as part of the planning process.

The Council are also gearing up to undertake asbestos removal works to ensure that the building can be worked on safely.

The retail units and office accommodation in New Century Way will be retained to provide cost effective premises for businesses in the Town Centre.

The Council’s plans form part of the ambitious Transforming Nuneaton (TN) Programme which aims to create a vibrant, attractive and prosperous town.

Cllr Julie Jackson, Leader of the Council said:

“I am pleased that we are making swift progress with this project. The Council is working hard to ensure that any redevelopment retains and acknowledges the value of Town Centre land mark buildings, such as this, where possible.”

The drawings below identify those parts of the premises to be demolished, and the images highlight those elements of frontage to Queens Road and Abbey Street that will be removed.

co-op1Co-op Abbey St view