Birds Bakery has begun work to build a new shop in Stretton, Staffordshire in response to customer demand from the local area.

The bakery will be 1,000 sq ft and construction work, which started on the site today (18 April), will finish on Thursday 18 May 2017.

The opening will create four new part-time employment opportunities, with plans to increase vacancies in the future.

Mike Holling, head of retail at Birds Bakery, told British Baker the company was always looking for new opportunities.

“We have agents looking all the time for sites and this one in Stretton was brought to our attention as it’s in a good area,” Holling told British Baker.

“The shop is expected to be extremely popular as we have had numerous requests, and it’s great to bring a craft bakery onto the high street.”

The new store in Stretton will be selling all of the traditional Birds Bakery cakes, sandwiches, pork pies and coffees.

Following the acquisition of the shop in Stretton, Birds Bakery has 58 sites around the UK and will be announcing another site in the area in the coming weeks.