Co-op to stay in Partington for time being

Demolition work on Partington Precinct

Demolition work on Partington Precinct

First published in News

PARTINGTON residents have received a major boost after the long awaited redevelopment work on the precinct has finally started, with a rebuilding timescale of 42 weeks, writes Tom Dyson.

AN agreement has also been reached to extend the lease on the precinct’s Co-op supermarket after concerns were raised that the village’s only store would close.

The Co-op was originally intended to cease trading in May to allow for the redevelopment work to finish, and the proposed Tesco store would not be ready until December.

But now, The Co-op Group and property firm Peel Holdings, have both agreed for an extension on the lease which will see the store remain open until the rebuilding work is complete.

A spokesman for Peel said: “We are pleased to report that the Co-op in Partington has taken advantage of an extended lease Peel offered to them in order to help facilitate a food shopping offer in Partington hopefully until December 2014.

“This is the period when the new shops are being built and then fitted out.”

Stretford and Urmston MP Kate Green and Positive Partington, the tenants and residents group, were among many to express their delight at the news.

Kate Green said: “It’s good news that an agreement has been reached so that the Co-op will be there for Partington residents until the opening of the new shopping precinct.

“Like local residents, I was extremely worried about plans for the store to close in May.

“I’m glad to have been able to work with Positive Partington, Trafford Council and Peel to help ensure local people won’t be left for months without a local shop.”

Paul Grainge, chairman of Positive Partington, said: “This is excellent news for the people of Partington.

“We hope that all Partington residents will continue to use the Co-op to show our support for their decision.”

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4:57pm Wed 12 Mar 14

den the men says...

oh how glad I was when I heard that Tesco was coming to Partington. In my opinion co-op food, especially at this shop, is very low quality.
oh how glad I was when I heard that Tesco was coming to Partington. In my opinion co-op food, especially at this shop, is very low quality. den the men
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12:06am Thu 13 Mar 14

dipperdapper says...

Co op needed to stay put until Tesco opened its doors as the smaller shops like bargain booze and the shops on wood lane including the one on oak rd would have had serious issues with stock and management of constant huge queues leading to some frustration, The Co op there has always been bad for prices it seems they no they have the monopoly in the area and can charge what they like, I do not agree the food from there is poor quality, either way its a result for Partington residents
Co op needed to stay put until Tesco opened its doors as the smaller shops like bargain booze and the shops on wood lane including the one on oak rd would have had serious issues with stock and management of constant huge queues leading to some frustration, The Co op there has always been bad for prices it seems they no they have the monopoly in the area and can charge what they like, I do not agree the food from there is poor quality, either way its a result for Partington residents dipperdapper
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