Lidl to feature at Salboy’s Castle Irwell
The discount supermarket chain is to submit plans this month for a 23,400 sq ft food store on the corner of Littleton Road and Cromwell Road at the 500-home scheme.
In addition, Lidl has submitted a planning application for a store at Mocha Parade in Lower Broughton, which is around a mile away from Castle Irwell.
Salford City Council selected Lidl as its preferred retail partner for the Mocha Parade site last year. Lidl also operates a store on Fitzwarren Street, close to Salford Shopping Centre.
The Castle Irwell store would be accessed from Littleton Road and feature a 100-space car park. A public consultation on the proposals is underway.
Lidl’s regional head of property Nick Harvey said: “We are extremely excited about the prospect of opening two new stores in Salford.
“If approved, together these stores would mark a multimillion-pound investment for Lidl and around 80 new jobs, which would be fantastic for the local area.”
Benjamin Ashcroft, head of marketing for Salboy, added: “A new supermarket was always a fundamental component of creating a new community at Castle Irwell and we are delighted to have Lidl on board.
“Our first homes at Castle Irwell will be complete by this summer with the first residents moving in and it is great to have new local facilities opening. With the restored Turnstile Building already complete, the transformation happening here is really exciting.”
The developer acquired the 36-acre site from the University of Salford in 2019.