Quinn Estates reaches deal with Co-op for new store at Eddington Park

A new Co-op store will open next year to serve the residents of Eddington Park, Herne Bay – with a focus on delivering fresh foods in a location convenient for the new community. 

The deal confirmed this week by Quinn Estates – one of the South East’s leading developers – marks a £600k investment and is expected to create 18 jobs for the area.

Josh Wilson-Holliday, Head of Sales at Quinn Estates, said: “It’s fantastic to welcome the Co-op to the most successful new community in Herne Bay; a development that with new homes and first-class sports facilities has already played a vitally important role in the town’s ongoing regeneration.

“The delivery of the Herne Bay Sports Hub links in with the values of the Co-op in terms of putting the needs of local people at the heart of their mission. The new store will play an equally important part in building this new community.”

Craig Smith, Regional Acquisitions Manager (Kent, Surrey, Sussex) said the new store at Eddington Park was part of a £200 million store investment programme announced earlier this year.

“We’re delighted to announce the opening of a new store in Herne Bay, which fits perfectly with our strategy to bring the Co-op closer to our members and customers. The right location and range, tailored to fulfil the shopping needs of a community is a cornerstone of our approach. 

“This new site supports our ambition to operate at the heart of local life, and we look forward to serving the residents of this new development when the store opens early next year.