Supermarket chain Lidl is to build a brand new store in Wrexham on the site of Wrexham police station, that will be demolished, with new policing facilities being built at the town’s library and in Llay.
The announcement comes as Lidl confirms that it has exchanged contracts with thePolice and Crime Commissioner securing the new site.
Lidl say the store represents a multi-million pound investment in the local area with Lidl proposing to build a ‘sustainable store with 1,325m² sales area’. The supermarket will feature facilities including an instore bakery, customer toilets and ample parking for both cars and bicycles.
Lidl UK’s Regional Head of Property, Stuart Jardine, commented: “We are delighted to be opening a new store in Wrexham, which marks another milestone in our ambitious store expansion programme. We’ve seen incredible demand for Lidl stores across the country and look forward to offering our quality products and incredible value to shoppers in and around Wrexham.”
“We are firmly committed to helping boost the local economy by creating new jobs and working with local suppliers in the construction of the new store. The team are very much looking forward to confirming a date for our public consultation day when we will outline our plans and get input from those who will directly benefit from the new store.”
Lidl UK has experienced continued growth over the years as consumers flock to the supermarket to discover its great value products – more than two thirds of which are British sourced – ranging from quality fruit and vegetables, to premium wines from its much coveted Wine Tour collections. Its ongoing success shows no signs of slowing, with the latest Kantar Worldpanel results highlighting Lidl as the fastest growing bricks and mortar supermarket in the UK with 9.1% increase in sales year on year and market share high of 5.4%.
The planned store in Wrexham will add to Lidl’s existing store portfolio of 700, and will form part of the company’s growth plans which will see it open up to 50 new stores a year.
There is more on the history of the soon to be development site in our archives…
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