A MAJOR food retailer has turned a listed high street building into a shop and bakery that runs entirely on renewable energy.

The Co-operative launched its store on Denbigh High Street following a £1.25million professional restoration and refurbishment on August 8. The work at the 3,000 square foot, grade II listed building was carried out over a five-month period following input from Denbighshire County Council’s listed buildings officer.

The reopening launch was attended by Gaynor Wood-Tickle, mayor of Denbigh, the Co-op store’s employees and pupils from the Shine Theatre Arts Academy in Denbigh.

The store, which includes fresh, packaged, hot and frozen food and drinks, as well as a bakery, will be powered by solar, hydro and wind energy as part of Co-op’s national plan to make its premises more eco-friendly.