Lidl Golborne
Lidl's Golborne store. Image from Google

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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