The site is close to Barlow Moor Road Metrolink station and Chorlton Park. Credit: via Edwards & Co

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. 

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A Lidl will sit beautifully next to Hough End Hall. I can hardly wait.

By Harpsicord

Would be great to see if Lidl can provide a high quality mixed use scheme in this location – with apartments above the shop and a lower than normal car parking provision!

By Matt Townsend

What we don’t need is a big standard Lidl scheme of a store standing in a sea of car parking. This has got to be a proper, high quality mixed use scheme in this location.

By Anonymous

Terrible news for Chorlton. If this is just another shed in a sea of car parking then I’ll be really dissappointed. As others have said this needs to be a mixed use scheme encompassing apartments and other uses as well as the store. It’s a highly sustainbale location for high density development.

By Anonymous

3 high schools and a large primary school already generate a significant amount of traffic, let’s hope Lidl customers utilise those electric cargo bikes.

By Anonymous

The current buildings are incredibly disrespectful to the old hall building. That should be a feature that stands out and is used for the benefit of the community. The current layout of buildings is horrendous

By Hough Luck

Definitely object to this as traffic on Nell Lane is already very bad, it’s ridiculous to put a Lidl so near three schools.

By Anonymous

Affordable housing would be better or a mixed solution. This will cause more car issues. A clear plan to support the local traffic issues would be needed as the traffic is already a significant issue in the area

By Anonymous

Heavy traffic In the area already, will be a nightmare

By None

Stupid place for a super market. School traffic already makes it grid lock along Nell Lane at peak times.

By rachel

This is very good news as Lidl will be great for all Chorlton residents and it will be in a fantastic location too. It will also provide added choice for shopping and will generate extra local employment.

By Mike Bradley

Great, lidl do good prices and a good range. Just ensure they get car parking organised correctly, as there is a lot of traffic.

By Anonymous

If this is a mixed use scheme with apartments (including good balconies!) then it could possibly work, otherwise move on Lidl.

By Michael

Simply put – Lidl customers do not live in Chorlton. Why couldn’t we have a Waitrose or M&S food?

By Anon

Please please Lidl use the site wisely with a mixed use of supermarket and much needed apartments. Minimal parking for supermarket to encourage Tram use

By Chorlton forever

Chorlton has become a dump, bring back the 70s and 80s…….

By Anonymous

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