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A supermarket, fish & chip shop and charity shop are set to open at Branston Square, a new local retail centre and meeting place developed by St. Modwen in Burton-on-Trent, in the coming weeks.

Central England Co-operative, Starfish Group Fish & Chips and Barnardos are currently working on the fit-outs of their brand new retail units, located at the heart of the Branston community.

All three retailers have outlets across the Midlands and were keen to take the opportunity to set up shop in the centre of Branston. Located off Main Street, the new 8,000 sq ft Branston Square centre will boasts five shops, car parking, bicycle storage and a new community garden with high quality landscaping and public seating.

A spokesperson from Central England Co-operative said: “As a community retailer we are delighted to be opening a new food store in the heart of Branston, with its thriving and expanding community. Central England Co-operative has more than 400 trading outlets serving local people across 16 counties, and we are very excited for the launch of this new store at Branston Square in the run up to Christmas.” 

Branston Square is part of Branston Leas, a new community being created by the UK’s leading regeneration specialist. It will include 660 new family homes and an 82-acre bluebell woodland called Branston Leas Woods, in addition to the new sports pavilion and play area that has been completed at Clays Lane Park and the extension of Rykneld Primary School, which will provide an additional 160 places from September 2015.

Ian Romano, senior development surveyor at St. Modwen, said: “The Central England Co-op supermarket, Starfish Group Fish & Chips shop and Barnardos store will help cater for the expanding Branston community and help to make Branston Square a popular retail centre and meeting place for local people.”

Councillor Mike Ackroyd, chairman of Branston Parish Council, said: “Branston Square will complement the existing array of shops that are already located on Main Street. We look forward to seeing people visiting the shops and enjoying the community garden that is part of the development.”