Former pub could be turned into food store

Former pub could be turned into food store

by Tom Martin (March 2021)

A closed down pub in Parbold could be turned into a Co-op convenience store and apartments. 

Property developer Langdale Capital, has submitted an application to transform the empty and unused Railway pub, in Parbold, into a Co-op convenience store, with a separate building comprising four apartments. 

This follows on from the pub closing down in October 2020 having been severely impacted by the global pandemic.

Sam Miller, Managing Director, Langdale Capital, said: “We have submitted a well thought through proposal that will make a positive contribution to the Conservation Area and the village as a whole.

“We are excited to regenerate this vacant site, into a high-quality convenience store for the local community, which will be let to Co-op Food, creating around 15 jobs for local people. Co-op is a community-orientated retailer which gives money back to local charities and organisations through its Membership Scheme. We look forward to improving the appearance of a prominent vacant site and improving local shopping facilities for nearby residents.”

“The original pub building will undergo a sympathetic restoration, saving it from falling into an extended period of vacancy and deterioration.  Later extensions to the rear of the original building will be demolished and replaced with a high-quality extension.  Whilst the former pub building will house the Co-op, a detached building will be constructed at the rear of the site comprising four 2-bedroom apartments.”

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