Lidl UK has announced outline plans to bring a new ‘Lidl of the Future’ store to Dale Street, Radcliffe.
The proposals are part of Lidl’s ongoing expansion ambitions within the UK which will see the company’s store portfolio increase from 630 to 1,500.
The public are invited to provide their feedback on Lidl’s proposals that will regenerate the former bus station site, turning it into a sustainable 1424m² foodstore, and create 40 new jobs when opened. The supermarket will boast state-of-the-art facilities including an instore bakery, longer-style tills with dual packing facilities, customer toilets and ample parking for both cars and bicycles.
Information leaflets with tear-off freepost feedback forms will be distributed to properties in the local area. Lidl hopes to submit a planning application in the coming weeks and those who wish to share any feedback on the plans, or would like information leaflets for family and friends can do so by calling 0800 089 0361.
Lidl UK’s Regional Head of Property, Nick Harvey, commented: “We are extremely excited about the prospect of opening a Lidl in Radcliffe and serving our fresh, quality and incredibly good value produce which shoppers across the country have come to love.”
Councillor Rishi Shori, leader of Bury Council, said: “Attracting a retailer of Lidl’s quality is a direct result of our commitment to and investment in Radcliffe town centre.
“This will bring new and a much needed retail offer and help to ‘knit together’ the town centre with a high quality design, not forgetting the employment opportunities that such a major development brings.
“We promised the people of Radcliffe that they would see real improvements to the town centre and this, combined with all of our other recent investments, is proof that we’ve kept our promises.
“It’s the latest stage of the town centre’s regeneration, following the new bus station and the £1 million refurbishment of the Market Hall, which we hope this new development will complement and rejuvenate.”
The supermarket, which was crowned ‘Best Supermarket 2016’ by readers of Good Housekeeping, has experienced continued growth over the years, as consumers flock to the shop to discover products ranging from quality British fruit and vegetables to premium wines from its much coveted Wine Cellar collections. Lidl’s success shows no signs of slowing, as the latest Kantar Worldpanel results outline its continued growth and market share high of 4.6%.
Press release issued: 1 November 2016.
Notes to editors:
Since establishing itself in the UK in 1994, Lidl has grown consistently and today has over 630 stores in Eng-land, Scotland and Wales. Lidl has experienced continue growth with over 6 million British shoppers now flocking to the supermarket each week, half a million more, per week, than in 2015.
The family supermarket takes pride in providing top quality products at the lowest possible prices throughout the country from Kirkwall to the Isle of Wight. Regular world food themes give customers a chance to excite their taste buds with a range of produce from all over the world including the South of France, Italy, Poland and Cornwall and in re-cent years Lidl’s seasonal wine collection has been embraced by the British public, enabling households up and down the country to buy premium wines at incredible value.
Whilst its roots may be in Germany, Lidl UK is passionate about working with British producers and two thirds of its products are sourced from the UK. In addition to food, Lidl also has bi-weekly special offer promotions on products ranging from cycling gear to hiking accessories, kitchen gadgets to BBQs. These offers change on a Thursday and a Sunday and are subject to availability. For more information and a convenient store locator, please visit www.lidl.co.uk