Co-op supermarket to return to Wembley after a 30-year absence

Town centre will host 10,000 st ft store

A MAJOR supermarket will return to the high road after an absence of more than 30 years, the Times can reveal.

Co-op have announced they will be opening a branch in the heart of Wembley Town Centre which is in the midst of a �90m makeover.

The 10,000 sq ft store, which will be opening its doors next month, is a welcomed return to the area after its former Wembley branch closed in the late 1970s.

Killian Morris, senior development manager at St. Modwen, the company heading up the multi-million regeneration, said the area is becoming a magnet for more and more high street names.

He said: “Another retailer has recognised the potential of Wembley Central and, in the Co-op, we have a major food store which will draw more shoppers into the heart of the centre.

“It adds to an existing retail line-up including TK Maxx, Peacocks, Bonmarche and Iceland.”

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Cllr Ann John, Brent Council leader, said the news showed Wembley was becoming a desirable area to well known high street names.