What do you think former Corby Co-op site should become?

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A prime retail site in Corby is up for sale with a price tag of £2.9m.

Owners of the former Co-op in Alexandra Road, Corby, say the vacant building and 150-space car park is up for sale or rent to interested bidders.

Co-op, Alexandra Road, Corby, from the air. NNL-160104-160513001

Co-op, Alexandra Road, Corby, from the air. NNL-160104-160513001

There is rumoured to be retail interest in the 35,000 square foot store, which has a rental value of £290,000 per year.

The Co-Operative Group, which owns the site, has confirmed that it is looking for a buyer or a tenant.

It is being marketed by Rapleys.

Town centre manager Dan Pickard said town centre owners Sovereign Land would not be buying the site, which is opposite the Oasis retail park, but he hoped it would not lay empty for long.

He said: “At 35,000 sq ft it’s probably too big to have leisure there. And the price would probably be too high to knock down the building and put housing on there.

“Retail would complement what is already here in the town centre.”

The site was a large branch of the Co-op with a Post Office until it closed in January, with the loss of 40 jobs.

Its closure meant Corby became one of the largest towns in the country with no Post Office in its town centre. Post Office bosses have recently consulted members of the public on a new site at 15, New Post Office Square and it is expected that the results of that consultation will be revealed shortly.

Please let us know, by commenting, what you would like to see the site used for.