A supermarket chain has revealed when one of its Worcester branches will reopen after it closed for a major refurbishment.

The Co-op at 46 Ombersley Road has been temporarily closed for seven weeks while works and improvements are carried out to transform the store.  

As part of the improvements, a new external self-service laundromat has been added so residents can wash and dry their clothes onsite.

Co-op is set to reopen the store on Thursday, July 11, and said it is looking forward to welcoming shoppers back.

Ann Rudge, Co-op Store manager, said: “The store has a great new look, completely transformed with a fresh new layout and extended range.

"We are really looking forward to welcoming our members and customers back into their new-look Co-op.

"Our aim is to operate at the heart of local life, and we have worked to develop the range, choice, and added services to create a compelling offer to serve the community.

"The store also has a focus on delivering value, with member price savings across a wide range of everyday essentials so that the people who own our business, our member-owners, benefit every time they shop.”

Since May 31, the store has been serving customers through a pop-up shop in its car park.

It sold 250 items from the Co-op's essentials, including bread, newspapers, and milk, and was open seven days a week so residents could get their basic items whenever they wanted.

The store is the larger of two Co-op's on Ombersley Road and includes a Costa Coffee Express, an in-store bakery, hot food, as well as fresh, chilled, and healthy produce and meal deals.

It also comes with an Amazon Locker, which provides parcel collection services and online home deliveries for groceries, which are available through Just Eat and Uber Eats.

The store is 6,000 sq ft and supports over 25 local jobs.

The store will open from 7am to 10pm between Monday and Saturday and then open from 10am to 4pm on Sundays.