Lidl Wythenshawe Lidl p.planning consultation

The store would be located close to the civic centre. Credit: via consultation documents

Lidl to acquire Wythenshawe plot from city council

The supermarket giant is progressing plans for a 27,000 sq ft store on the former Buzz Bingo site off Rowlandsway, which is owned by Manchester City Council. 

The two-storey Lidl would form part of the wider regeneration of Wythenshawe, which was sparked in June when Manchester City Council announced plans to acquire part of St Modwen’s 350,000 sq ft civic centre. 

The disposal of the bingo site to Lidl has not yet been approved but is listed on the city council’s key decisions register. 

Lidl’s Wythenshawe store, located close to the civic centre, will feature a bakery, customer toilets and an 87-space car park, according to plans being shared at a public consultation. 

The new store forms part of the company’s ongoing £1.3bn investment across the country in 2021 and 2022. 

Lidl’s purchase of the Wythenshawe site would be its second acquisition in Manchester this year. 

In June, the company bought a £4m plot off Mauldeth Road West from PJD Holdings, beating off competition from more than 15 residential developers. 

Last week saw Lidl lose an appeal against Salford City Council’s decision to refuse plans for a store as part of Salboy’s 500-home redevelopment of the former Castle Irwell student village. 

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Oh the history on that site when it was the Golden Garter. Lidl will do well there but it’s a rather different form of entertainment sadly.

By Tommy cooper

Hope this goes ahead . It will bring people in to Wythenshawe . And hope this will be the start of more good things coming to Wythenshawe . Not before time .

By Anonymous

Just what civic center needs, well done lidl, good luck .

By Richard Rowe

Are they going to get rid of that derelict building next door?

By Stewart Mathias

About time civic centre had a good shop nice one

By A Barlow

It’s about time the sooner it’s built the better. Civic needs a good updating its run down over the years and it will fetch people into Wythenshawe again.

By Steve

Anybody know when they will start building this new Lidl

By Alan

How much longer will we have to wait before the council give the go ahead Lidl is just what we need

By Patricia Brazil

Can you inform me when will be open this Lidl on Civic Center??

By Simona

The Golden Garter..that brings back memories. Oh well , we’ve gone from Petula Clarke and the Drifters to peculiar clerk and the Grifters in the space of a generation. Talking ‘bout my generation…

By All Hallows

How long does it take for the city council to make a decision about the new Lidl
In Wythenshawe this decision needs to be made sooner rather than later.

By Patricia Brazil

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