Three shops proposed for old supermarket site

A DEVELOPMENT application has been lodged with the Derwent Valley Council for the conversion of the old New Norfolk Woolworths supermarket into three smaller shops.

Acting on behalf of SFO Property Pty Ltd, architects Michael Cooper and Associates have applied for a partial demolition, extensions and alterations, partial change of use, and signage, at the former supermarket at 17-21 Charles St.
Erected for Purity Supermarkets in 1983, the building on the corner of Charles and George Streets has been vacant since Woolworths moved to its new location on the other side of George St in April 2015.
The “New Norfolk Plaza” proposal includes:
  • A partial change of use to “hotel industry” and a 135 square metre extension to the existing building, for a new Cellarbrations bottle shop proposed to have two full-time staff and two casual staff at any given time, with opening hours from 10am-8pm Sunday to Wednesday and from 10am-9pm from Thursday to Saturday. 
  • A partial change of use to “sport and recreation” for a proposed Zap Fitness gymnasium that would have one full-time staff member between 10am-6pm from Monday to Friday and would be open 24-hours from Monday to Sunday.
  • The largest tenancy will be occupied by a Shiploads discount shop. 
Nine parking spaces will be lost in the $200,000 redevelopment, leaving 140 spaces for customer parking.   
The northern face of the redeveloped supermarket. Click image to enlarge.

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