Work to start on new Richmond Lidl

Works will start soon on a new Lidl supermarket on the site of the former Co-op on Queens Road in Richmond

Planning permission was granted  for the scheme earlier this month by Richmondshire District Council.

The multi-million pound investment will see the transformation of the former Co-op store into a new Lidl store, with plans to create up to 40 new jobs.

Work is due to begin on Monday 28th August and is expected to take approximately five months, with a view to opening the new store in early 2018.

The new supermarket will boast a sales area of 1377m² and will include an in-store bakery, customer toilets and baby changing facilities, along with parking for both cars and bicycles.

Lidl UK’s Regional Head of Property, David Murphy, said: “We are delighted to have received planning permission and look forward to starting work on the store.

“The team and I are extremely grateful for all of the support that we have received so far, and would like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding as we enter this next phase of development.”

The supermarket was crowned ‘Best Supermarket 2016’ by readers of Good Housekeeping.

The new store in Richmond will add to Lidl UK’s existing store portfolio of 670, and forms part of the company’s ongoing expansion plans across Great Britain.