A NEW Co-op at the site of an old store which was demolished to make way for student housing will open tomorrow.

The store in London Road in Brighton will be underneath the new accommodation and will create 30 new jobs.

Running fully on renewable energy, the new branch will feature Amazon parcel collection, a fairtrade coffee machine, freshly squeezed orange juice, sushi, as well as the store’s everyday essentials.

The new Co-op will also feature a recycle unit to allow the community to return “soft plastics”, including crisp packets, lids from ready meals and biscuit wrappers.

Ferhat Spurling, store manager for the new store, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to create a new-look Co-op store in London Road.

“Our aim is to operate at the heart of local life and we are looking forward to welcoming our members and customers into their new Co-op.

“We have worked to create the range, choice, products and added services to create a really compelling offer to serve the community conveniently.”

Co-op’s previous store on London Road closed in October 2019 and was demolished to make way for student housing.

The opening comes just over a fortnight after a branch of Iceland closed its doors for the last time, also to make way for more student accommodation.