Nope, not a seriously NSFW typo, Deliveroo is genuinely expanding its ever-growing non-food delivery base into the world of lingerie, toys, sexual wellness products and more as part of a new partnership with Ann Summers in the lead-up to Valentine’s Day.
Deliveroo has gradually been building out its new ‘Shopping’ service since November, allowing people to order everything from toys, DIY, electronics and beauty products directly to their homes through the app and soon set to expand into the world of pharmacy, pet care and more.
And now, for those in need of any last-minute marital aids, cheeky bits or simply an extra little something to spice things up for the annual celebration of love, you’re now able to order from a range of 15 different Ann Summers’ products you’d normally find on the high street straight to your door through Deliveroo.
There really is an app for everything these days, isn’t there?
Available in London, Brighton and Manchester, ‘Deliveroo Shopping’ now does everything from Screwfix supplies and a bunch of flowers to bullet vibrators and flavoured lube. What a time to be alive.
As per a press release, you can order from a wide range of Ann Summers’ most popular sexual wellness items, including a Couple’s Play Set, Bullet Vibrator, Massage Oil, Rechargeable Power Bullet Gold, Silky Waterbased Lube and Buzz Fresh Wipes amongst a broader product range.
Eric French, Chief Operating Officer at Deliveroo, said: “We’re incredibly excited by ‘Deliveroo Shopping’ and its growth potential, ensuring we can bring as many high street products on demand to people’s doors as possible.
“Ann Summers is an iconic British multi-channel retailer, much loved by individuals and couples across the country, and ahead of Valentine’s Day this year we’re making it easier for customers to buy their products.”
Maria Hollins, Chief Executive of Ann Summers, added: “This is a fantastic new partnership for Ann Summers and we’re proud to be teaming up with Deliveroo to offer customers access to our popular products in minutes.
“Valentine’s Day is one of the most exciting and important occasions for Ann Summers fans and we can’t wait to provide new and existing customers with another way to shop with us.”
So for any of you who’ve ever worried about nipping into the shop in person or how ‘discrete’ their own delivery packaging is, why not just get a man with a bike and a bag on his back to drop it off? Just make sure to give him a tip — pardon the pun…
Another beloved British retailer is also making sure you have a perfect Valentine’s evening this year as well, and not just any night in, an M&S night in.
A look at the plans to turn historic Ancoats mill with rich musical heritage into new apartment complex
Hodder + Partners have just revealed new CGIs and a more detailed look at the plans for their redevelopment of the longstanding Brunswick Mill in Ancoats which is set to become a brand-new apartment complex.
The proposals to turn the once creative space with decades of musical heritage into a new residential site were revealed back in 2021 and approved within just a few months, despite having been met with plenty of resistance given its history and cultural significance.
Nevertheless, Northern company Big Red Construction recently kicked off the £50+ million renovation on behalf of developer Arrowsmith Investments and the apartments are projected to be finished in 2026.
With that in mind, the architectural designers Hodder have just released a new look at what Brunswick Mill is set to look like once completed:
Set to transform the historic industrial mill-turned-creative space and music studios on the edge of New Islington into 153 new apartments, ranging from one, two and three-bedroom residences, the redevelopment will be spread across two phases.
In line with designs by Hodder + Partners, the initial phase involves converting the existing mill building and the construction of new four and seven-storey elements to accommodate the remaining 127 homes on the Bradford Road plot in Ancoats.
Big Red Construction, who are also working on the Peelers Yard building for CERT Property and Myprotein founder Oliver Cookson, are expected to complete phase one by the first quarter of 2026.
Here’s another look at what living space people are already buying up:
Along with Hodder + Partners as architects, the project team also consists of HW Consultancy who are covering structural aspects, Manchester firm Clancy for mechanical and electrical considerations, as well as AM Pyro as fire engineers.
With property company Orlando Reid serving as estate agents for the project, 42 out of the 153 apartments have already been sold off-plan, with managing director Baljit Arora describing it as “an exciting period for all parties involved and for the city of Manchester”.
This is just the latest chapter in the continued regeneration of the Ancoats and the New Islington areas, which remain two of the most heavily re-developed areas in the city centre and Greater Manchester as a whole. You can see other hot properties in and around the region HERE.