INVITATION TO OPEN A TEMPORARY STORE
The Sherford Consortium is inviting individuals to run a temporary convenience store to cater to the growing Sherford community, ahead of the local centre being developed. Proposals are invited from within Sherford and the wider community to run this important amenity.
Located in the local square – by Sherford Vale School, the Community Hub and House of Brews coffee shop – the temporary convenience store would provide day-to-day essentials for the growing town, which is already home to over 2,000 people and a place of work for hundreds more.
It is expected that a temporary convenience store would be an extremely welcome addition for those living at, working in, and visiting Sherford, providing provisions on an interim basis until the local centre is built and permanent shops open. In the last Sherford community survey, the most requested addition to the town was a shop – and the Sherford Consortium is keen to make this happen.
Support will be provided to get the temporary store up and running from the Sherford Consortium - a partnership between award-winning national housebuilders, Taylor Wimpey & Vistry Group, which includes Countryside Partnerships, Linden Homes and Bovis Homes - responsible for the creation of Sherford. This includes the provision of land, connection to utilities, and sourcing of a modular unit fitted out with shelves, fridges, a till kiosk, and an accessible ramp at the entrance/exit. All operational costs will need to be covered by the successful applicant.
To apply, interested parties should provide a detailed proposition to operate the temporary store, supported by a business case. The deadline for submissions is Friday 3rd March. Any questions – and proposals – should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org