Lidl wins battle for Chorlton development site
The discount supermarket giant has acquired a £4m plot off Mauldeth Road West from PJD Holdings, beating off competition from more than 15 residential developers.
The firm is now drawing up plans for a store on the plot, currently occupied by the 27,000 sq ft Lowry House office building that is part of the Chorlton High School complex.
The proposed store will be Lidl’s first in Chorlton. The closest branch to this area currently is on Chester Road in Old Trafford.
A spokesperson from Lidl told Place North West: “We can confirm we have purchased the former Lowry House in Chorlton, Manchester and are looking to submit a planning application in the coming weeks.
“We look forward to sharing more information with the local community as and when we are in a position to do so.”
Manchester agencies Edwards & Co and Canning O’Neill marketed the property for sale.