Chorlton co-op Unicorn Grocery has revealed plans for a refurbishment and expansion project that’ll see the venue create more shopping space and a larger outdoor area for storing bikes, complete with a new bike pump. Due to take place throughout 2021, improvements will also include an expansion to their porch entrance and the creation of a new extension that’ll add an extra 500 square foot for storing fruit and vegetables, whilst alleviating congestion and creating a better shopping experience for customers.
In addition to creating a better visitor flow, the refurb will also allow for more natural light to enter the grocery through glazed roof sections and circular light tubes and, in keeping with Unicorn’s eco-friendly ethos, its new flat roof will be used to collect ‘grey water’ to be used for flushing staff toilets.
The popular co-op’s plans were inspired by the results of a recent survey which asked customers what they’d like to see change in the space to improve their shopping experience – while social distancing factors were also considered. Throughout the change, Unicorn Grocery plans to stay open but may have to temporarily close during the Easter break. Visit their social channels and website for up to date information.
- Simon Bland
- Published on:
- Tue 5 Jan 2021