A FORMER supermarket in Flintshire has been demolished amid plans to build another in its place. 

The old Somerfield/Co-op store, in Connah's Quay, has been torn down over the last few days. Supermarket giant Lidl plans to build a new store on site. 

Last year, the supermarket giant was given the green light for a store on the site - and it appears the company is taking a step closer to building it with the demolition of the new Co-op store building. 

The Leader: The building has been demolished this week. The building has been demolished this week. (Image: Sue Owen)

The building was once home to a Somerfield supermarket but after that company was taken over by the Co-op it was refurbished and rebranded, reopening in July 2010. However, it closed down just two years later with the loss of over 30 jobs.

For a decade it has been left derelict, and residents have described the building as an "eye-sore". 

The Leader:

Once the new Lidl store is built on the site, the supermarket chain's store on Deeside Retail Park store will then cease trading and be marketed for another retailer to take over. 

People took to social media to express their thoughts over the demolition of the building. 

The Leader:


One person said: "So glad this is happening. We’ve been in dire need of a new shop for a long time."

Another added: "A new chapter for Connah's Quay, hopefully more things to come."

A further comment said: "Fantastic that you’re documenting it. It is a big change to our town."