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Potential buyers at the landmark regeneration of The Co-Operative in Coventry will be given an exclusive view of areas of the building as yet unseen since work began.

The second phase of one and two-bedroom apartments is being released for sale at The Co-Operative at a preview event on Thursday, May 17, after the apartments in the first release were snapped up when they were made available earlier in the year at a private event.

The preview will be a chance to see where the new private residents’ lounge, with rooftop terrace, will be situated and is one of many additional features being included by award-winning EDG Property.

With this being the first preview inside the construction site, visitors on the evening will get a sense of the scale of the overall development, including the private residents’ park. They will be given the chance to reserve off-plan on the night and a mortgage advisor will be available to assist with transactions.

The boutique apartments at The Co-Operative are being marketed by agents Knight Frank and those interested in attending the event need to first register with the firm by calling 0121 233 6495.

Neil Edginton, Managing Director of EDG Property, said the development – which was recently hailed as Property Deal of the Year at the Coventry & Warwickshire First Awards – was progressing well.

He said: “On the commercial side, the first company has moved into offices and we have deals in place for operators in the café/restaurant units within the scheme.

“The first apartments were reserved in a VIP event in January and we picked up an award at the Coventry & Warwickshire First Awards for the regeneration project we are undertaking here.

“So the development is moving along very well and there is very positive interest in the next release of apartments, especially as it’s an opportunity to get a first look at areas within the building that have been hidden since the store was closed, including where the new private Resident’s Lounge will be.

“Right now, it is just a blank canvas but once complete we see it as a great place for residents to socialise or a space where they can work from home in comfortable surroundings.  It’s one of the many features that will set The Co-Operative apart.

“This is an early opportunity to reserve a home off-plan and the appointments on the night are rapidly being filled so we’d urge anyone interested to get in touch with Knight Frank as soon as possible.”

Work started on The Co-Operative last year when EDG Property revealed it would be creating a modern, high-spec mixed-use scheme at the same time as retaining much of the 1950s architecture – including the lettering on the outside of the building which fronts Corporation Street.

Neil added: “There’s enormous positivity about Coventry – and the wider region.  The city is set to showcase itself as UK City of Culture in 2021 and, therefore we believe The Co-Operative development is perfectly timed for buyers wanting to invest in the city and enjoy everything Coventry has to offer.

“From what we’ve seen to date, there is no doubt that commercial operators and potential apartment buyers want to be part of Coventry’s journey and its exciting times ahead.”

To register an interest in attending on May 17 call selling agents Knight Frank on 0121 233 6495 or email info@edgproperty.co.uk

(Pictured: A CGI of how the new residents’ lounge could look once the development is complete)

A Coventry freight forwarding firm is expanding after moving into a landmark city centre building.

Retail Transport Services is set to take on a new member of staff after moving into Hawkins, the office element of The Co-Operative scheme, in Corporation Street, to accommodate its future growth plans.

The company, which works with suppliers and hauliers to transport freight by sea, air and road, had outgrown its former base at Kings Chambers and has moved into a new larger office at the development.

The additional space is enabling the firm to take on a new accounts and administration apprentice through Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber Training and also look at expanding further by creating even more jobs to drive the business forward.

‘The Co-Operative’, based at the former Co-Op building, is a mix of high-spec apartments, office, retail and leisure space by award winning developers EDG Property.

The next phase of apartments will be released soon after the first ten were snapped up and RTS’s move marks another landmark in the exciting scheme for the city.

Dave Hughes, managing director of Retail Transport Services said: “We are very excited to move into our new office. It is a high-end scheme which has been refurbished to a very high standard, and its quality reflects the work of the business.

“We are currently on a mission for growth and our new office, which is double the size of our former site, will allow us to expand considerably.

“We are committed to helping people take a step on to the career ladder and our move means we are already taking on a new apprentice who will be starting with us in June.

“This will be our third apprentice, one of which has been with us for ten years, and they will be able to gain valuable experience in the office and also spend one day each week studying towards their qualifications.

“Coventry is seeing a huge amount of investment, with developments taking place across the city centre which will make it an even better place to live and work, and we are extremely pleased to be in the heart of this.”

Neil Edginton, managing director of EDG Property, said: “We are delighted to formally welcome Retail Transport Services to Hawkins, the first phase of The Co-Operative development.

“It is a highly-successful business and we look forward to seeing its future growth plans come to fruition in its new city centre home.

“As Dave and his team settle in, we will be busy finishing the next phase of the development which will include 63 high-quality apartments and a number of new restaurants.”

Jonathan Moore, of Holt Commercial, acted on behalf of EDG Property, with Retail Transport Services signing a 10-year lease.

EDG Property was among the deserved award winners of Coventry & Warwickshire FirstPro 2018, announced at a gala dinner held at Coombe Abbey earlier this month.

Proud recipients of the Property Deal of the Year award, EDG Property was praised for its transformation of the 1950s Co-Operative building on Corporation Street into a mixed-use destination to include high specification apartments, a private internal residents’ park and members’ lounge. It was noted that the £15m scheme represents a significant investment in the city and will provide a catalyse for further regeneration.

EDG Property was in good company with the City of Culture Trust awarded Outstanding Achievement for securing City of Culture 2021.

Award-winning EDG Property – which is developing The Co-Operative building in the city centre – teamed up with agents Knight Frank to unveil the highest-specification one and two-bedroom apartments seen in Coventry to date.

Ten apartments were released for sale on the VIP night and each of them was snapped up by keen buyers wanting to be part of the high-profile scheme.

Each apartment is being fitted out to a high spec while the whole development will offer a range of extras not seen before in a city centre scheme – such as an internal residents’ park, exercise areas and private residents’ lounge with rooftop terrace.

Neil Edginton, Managing Director of EDG Property, said: “There was a real buzz in the room at the invitation-only event. There are buyers in Coventry who have been waiting for this kind of high-spec, city centre development and we are thrilled to be giving them exactly what they want at The Co-Operative.

“From the outset, we have stayed true to the existing property and are restoring many of the features of the old Co-op that people remember and love, including The Co-Operative lettering that fronts Corporation Street.

“But, on top of that, we are providing luxury and amenities that you will not get from any other apartment scheme in Coventry.

“We knew ahead of the evening that there was very strong interest but to reserve the first ten we released within days of the event is testament to what we are aiming to achieve at The Co-Operative.”

The next release of luxury apartments at The Co-Operative is imminent and all those who wish to be added to the database for more information on EDG Property’s forthcoming event, please email info@edgproperty.co.uk or call 0121 654 9404.

A Coventry freight forwarding firm is doubling in size and is moving into a historic Coventry landmark building.

Retail Transport Services is set to move into Hawkins, the office element of The Co-Operative scheme in Corporation Street, as it looks to drive the business forward.

The company, which works with suppliers and hauliers to transport freight by sea, air and road, has outgrown its current office at Kings Chambers and will move into an office double the size to accommodate its future growth plans.

‘The Co-Operative’, based at the former Co-Op building, is a mix of high-spec apartments, office, retail and leisure space by award winning developers EDG Property.

Coventry-based agents, Shortland Penn + Moore acted on behalf of EDG Property, with Retail Transport Services signing a new 10 year lease.

The Hawkins office scheme let off-plan within days of going on the market, and Retail Transport Services will join businesses including Field Overell Solicitors, Fragrances and a new restaurant which is due to be announced shortly.

Dave Hughes, managing director of Retail Transport Services said: “We are delighted to sign the lease for our new office at Hawkins and look forward to moving in at the beginning of March.

“We found that the Hawkins development was a perfect match for our business. The setting and the quality of the development reflects the work that we do here and the offices are being refurbished to a very high standard.

“We are at capacity in our current office after increasing our workforce earlier this year, but our new office is double in size and will allow us to expand.

“It demonstrates our continued success at driving Retail Transport Services forward. Due to the complexities and uncertainty of Brexit we have been working harder and smarter to ensure that we are offering the very best services to our clients.

“Our new office will future-proof the business for the next 10 to 15 years as we continue our growth.”

The Co-Operative will also be showcased at the largest international development and investment show in March. EDG Property are part of the Coventry and Warwickshire MIPIM Partnership which promotes the area at the three-day show in March.

Neil Edginton, managing director of EDG Property, said: “We are delighted to welcome Retail Transport Services to Hawkins, the first phase of The Co-Operative development.

“They are a very well-established business with international connections and we are confident the firm will continue its success in its new city centre home.

“Hawkins has been a very popular part of our development which is testament to the location and to the growing confidence in Coventry as a central area for thriving business. We look forward to announcing the new restaurant for the ground floor of Hawkins shortly.”