THE redeveloped former Co-op building in Tranent opens for the first time tomorrow (Friday) at 5.30am.

The building on Winton Place has been converted into a Post Office, convenience store and coffee shop by well-known local couple George and Susan Thomson.

The Thomsons worked closely with Historic Environment Scotland during the redevelopment.

The opening – with the coffee shop opening at 8am tomorrow – marks the end of phase one for the Thomsons. Phase two involves creating a soft play area and flats above the shop, as well as a community hall, with work to begin in August and set to be completed next year.