Plans underway for a new Lidl store in Gloucestershire
PUBLISHED: 12:14 18 February 2019 | UPDATED: 12:14 18 February 2019
The new discount supermarket will be one of up to 50 stores that are planned to open in the UK this year
Plans are under way to build a major new Lidl store in Gloucester. Developer Robert Hitchins Ltd is hoping to bring the discount supermarket to a vacant 2.7-acre brownfield site on the corner of Naas Lane and Newhaven Road, Quedgeley, next to Avionics House.
The store would also have 140 parking spaces.
A public exhibition was held in early January, where representatives from Lidl, Robert Hitchins Ltd and consultants DPP Planning were on hand to answer questions before the planning application was submitted to Gloucester City Council.
The multi-million pound investment by Robert Hitchins and Lidl UK will see the construction of a sustainable store with a net sales area of 1,325sq m, creating up to 40 new jobs.
Lidl UK has experienced continued growth as consumers flock to discover its great-value products, more than two thirds of which are British sourced.
The proposed supermarket in Kingsway will add to Lidl’s portfolio of 720 stores in the UK.
It will also form part of its plans to open up to 50 new stores a year. Lidl UK’s Regional Head of Property, Glen Stidever, said: “We are extremely excited about the prospect of opening a Lidl in Kingsway and serving our fresh, quality and incredibly good-value produce which shoppers across the country have come to love.”
Robert Hitchins’ Senior Development Manager, Michael Plimmer, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Lidl on this exciting new store proposal which we feel will add to the choice and range of facilities in easy reach of the growing population at Kingsway.”
Kingsway has emerged on the site of the former 340-acre RAF Quedgeley. The original masterplan included 3,300 homes, a 40-acre employment site, community and leisure facilities, retail, sports area and primary school. Robert Hitchins, based at Boddington, is one of the south west’s leading property developers.