Lidl goes large in Golborne

The supermarket group is to build a new 20,800 sq ft store in the Wigan suburb, allowing it to relocate from its existing unit, after a land deal agreed with a private client of Nolan Redshaw.

Lidl is to move in mid-2019 to the 1.93-acre site at Millingford Industrial Estate, just a few doors away from its current unit. The site was previously occupied by retail services business Ocean Processing, but has been empty for around 18 months.

Demolition is due to start immediately, with construction to begin early in the New Year. The store will have a gross internal area of 20,817 sq ft.

The existing store of around 8,500 sq ft was described as typical of the first generation of Lidl stores opened in the UK, which are now being phased out as the group moves up the value chain.

Paul Nolan, director of Nolan Redshaw, said: “Despite a lengthy planning process, we achieved the required result in the end and dealing with Lidl has been a good experience.

“Golborne is a real growth point in the borough of Wigan and a new supermarket to replace the older Lidl and to compete better with the ageing Asda store will be good for local shoppers”.

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Cannot wait…has bus stops right outside the store..not a driver and getting on a the weird stuff in the middle of lidl.

By walker

Great news! I shop at Lidl most days and look forward to the opening. Let’s hope the old store is put to good use. I heard it’s going to be a B & M Bargains.

By Peter Franzen

And about time too!
Golborne store was one of the very early ones and this is good news for those of us who have been loyal customers since then. Now at last we will have access to the wonderful range of products which Lidl has become famous for in its larger stores.
On a personal note, 50 years ago I used to work on this site when it was a plastic bottle manufacturer, ‘Imco Containers’. As an accountant there I loved it so I am looking forward to revisiting the site as LIDL. How about an invitation to the opening?
Alan Rose

By Alan Rose

Lidl said prior to opening that the residents directly opposite the store would be able to park their cars on the car park. When the store opened Thursday 7th November 2019 I went over as a matter of courtesy about the parking and according to the supervisor (manager unavailable) they knew nothing about it.
The congestion on the road now and where the entrance is has now made it extremely dangerous and it won’t be long before accidents will happen so i hope Lidl will have the decency to honour their verbal agreement and give written permission to park on their car park after all the disruption it is causing I think it is only fair.

By Anonymous

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