Work gets going on £430k re-vamp

Ready for a six-figure makeover ... Lincolnshire Co-op's food store and filling station in Eastwood Road, Boston.
Ready for a six-figure makeover ... Lincolnshire Co-op's food store and filling station in Eastwood Road, Boston.

Work has begun on a £430,000 re-vamp to a food store and filling station in Boston.

The investment at Lincolnshire Co-op’s Eastwood Road site will see the food store refurbished and extra services added, including an in-store bakery, more chilled beers and wine, hot food-to-go, and a wider range of chilled food.

The filling station’s forecourt, meanwhile, will be refreshed.

The food store will remain open while all the improvements take place, but the forecourt will now be closed until Friday, December 7.

The project is the latest in a series of spends from Lincolnshire Co-op at sites in the Boston area. Its Gibbet Nook Food Store and Filling Station, near Coningsby, recently received a £990,000 makeover, while in July it opened a new £1.6m food store and pharmacy in Swineshead.

Lincolnshire Co-op store development projects manager Chris Glover said: “Our Eastwood Road Food Store and Filling Station is a busy outlet used by lots of people each day, so we’re pleased to be investing in it for our customers and the store team.

“It’s a substantial programme of work and unfortunately this does mean the forecourt will have to close. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and we’ll be working hard to ensure it’s not shut for longer than it needs to be.

“Customers will be able to pop in and use the food store while it’s being refurbished, and we hope our customers will be impressed with the site’s new look.”

Eastwood Road Food Store and Filling Station store manager Paul Cartwright said: “The team are really excited about the refurbishment and can’t wait to share the final result with everyone once the work’s all complete.”