Following ISG’s appointment on The Co-operative Food capital investment framework earlier this year, the contractor has successfully completed a total of 20 projects between September and Christmas, with a combined value in excess of £4 million.
As part of the convenience retailer’s Gen 2 specification store investment roll-out programme, ISG has successfully delivered 20 schemes in numerous locations across the UK. The stores include six new acquisition sites, with Cheapside and Ludgate in London two of the high-profile new locations that The Co-operative Food has added to its portfolio of 2,800 food stores across the UK.
Operating predominantly within stores of up to 3,000 sq ft in size, ISG’s national capability has seen the contractor tasked with delivering store upgrades across outlets as far afield as Corpach, Fort William in the Scottish Highlands to Tavistock in Devon and Hastings in East Sussex.
Across a typically three-week programme, ISG will comprehensively refurbish the internal store layout, upgrade lighting and enhance the fresh food offer to create an enriched customer experience. Designed to minimise the store closure period during each comprehensive refit, the fast-track delivery programme incorporates both live environment and out-of-hours working.
Kevin Dengate, divisional managing director of ISG’s Retail and Hospitality business, commented: “Our appointment to The Co-operative Food capital investment framework adds the UK’s most recognised convenience retailer to our portfolio of the country’s leading grocery brands. The relationship we have forged with the retailer’s Estates Team has proved instrumental in the effective delivery of these fast-track projects ahead of the peak Christmas trading period. This collaborative approach has resulted in early contractor engagement, the sharing of business plans and project learning to benefit future delivery.
“ISG’s national coverage and extensive expertise as the UK’s largest retail contractor have already proved influential across this major framework and we look forward to further strengthening our relationship with The Co-operative Food over the coming year.”