Temporary supermarket and employee canteen during refurbishment
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Temporary supermarket and employee canteen during refurbishment.

Organisation : Co-op

Application : There are no Building Use Categories.

Product : Solus, Ultima

Location : Timperley, Greater Manchester

Requirement :

Timperley is a suburban village in Altrincham, southwest of Manchester. Its local Co-op supermarket plays an important part in keeping the local community stocked in provisions. As part of a £700,000 makeover which will create four new jobs, the permanent store will benefit from an enhanced in-store bakery, Costa coffee dispenser, hot food and an increased focus on fresh, healthy foods, meal ideas, wines and essentials. While the refurbishment takes place, Co-op required a temporary store to be installed in the car park. Portakabin specialises in this; providing much needed space quickly, with no compromise on quality.

Solution :

Candice Everingham, Area Hire Manager for Portakabin comments: “This type of tight turnaround is our speciality – we know how to make it happen. In order to ensure the buildings were installed without a hitch, we craned them in at 5am on a weekend morning due to restrictions around the site. It was vital for Co-op to be able to provide on-going convenience for its customers throughout this refurbishment project and maintain a level of retention and loyalty within the local community. We’re delighted to have been able to be part of ensuring Co-op remains an important player in the local community in Timperley.”

“Having no presence in the town for up to six weeks while our main store was refurbished would have been a real problem for us. Thanks to Portakabin, a temporary store meant we stayed open to serve our local community. Customer feedback was very positive and has left a lasting impression in the town. The reopening of our refurbished store was a great success thanks to the quick turnaround on our temporary premises.”

Matt Arrigonie, Area Manager, Co-op Property

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