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Manchester Co-op petrol station reopens following £1m overhaul

The Co-op petrol filling station and food store on Princess Parkway, Manchester, has just reopened following a four week programme of works to overhaul the forecourt and enhance the food store.

The Princess Parkway service station has seen a near £1m investment, with extensive development replacing pumps, signage and forecourt, while enhancing the food store to include a Costa coffee dispenser, in-store bakery, Amazon Lockers and an increased range of fresh, healthy foods, food-to-go, meal ideas, award winning wines and, essentials.

The store also brings a funding boost for local causes through the Co-op’s Membership scheme – Members receive a 5% reward when they swipe their Membership card when buying own brand grocery items, with the Co-op donating a further 1% to local causes, currently including: the Friends of The Brian Hore Unit; Chorlton and Didsbury Foodbank and the 2nd Northenden Brownies.

The service station, which opens 24 hours a day, has also added an extra 12 car parking spaces for shoppers.

Steve Blair, Co-op Store Manager, said, “We are set to conclude the programme of works this week and are looking forward to welcome Members and customers into their new-look food store and service station.

'We are proud to be part of the community, and are committed to ensuring the store is a local hub, a real asset locally. We also want customers to know that they can become a co-owner and member of their Co-op. And, that we are also giving back to the community.

'Our members make a difference locally, simply by swiping their membership card when they shop with us they are raising much needed funding for organisations in the area who contribute to improving local life.”

Eddie Jenkinson, national fuels manager at the Co-op, said, “Petrol filling stations are very much at the heart of the community providing a service for residents and, for those commuting into our city or driving through the area in need of a break, refreshment or, something for the evening meal on their way home.

'This road is a key route in, and out, of the City, and the project has combined investment in food store and forecourt refurbishment, with a significant programme of works completed to better serve the community’s food and fuel needs.”