As part of a programme of business transformation, the Co-operative Group is investing in a national programme of refurbishments and improvements to its existing food stores. Appointed through leading construction firm Wates, we were tasked with assisting the coordination of planning approvals for stores located across the UK.
Operating within a demanding timeline, we managed a range of sub-consultants and communicated with local authorities to successfully guide over 40 applications through the planning process. Integral to the success of this project was our proactive approach and close liaison with the project team and planning officers.
Planning permissions granted have included the installation of a single storey building in Altrincham and replacement of existing rear outbuildings in Plymouth. The store rebrand programme is now being rolled out throughout the UK.