Lidl Bromborough
Other Lidl stores planned for the region including a 20,000 sq ft scheme in Bromborough

Lidl seeks 60 new sites each year

Sarah Townsend

The discount supermarket unveiled plans for a store in Belle Vale, Liverpool, as it kicked off a campaign to acquire sites for future development across the region and beyond.

Lidl hopes to acquire 60 new sites per year in town, district, edge of centre or out-of-town locations across the UK, it said in an advertising campaign published in property trade media.

The Belle Vale plans, which have yet to be submitted to Liverpool City Council, would see the redevelopment of the site of the former Coronation pub on Childwall Valley Road, and the adjacent derelict former Childwall Brook Care Home.

The new Lidl store would have a 13,000 sq ft sales area as well as an in-store bakery, customer toilets and 118 car parking spaces, with electric vehicle charging points.

The public are invited to comment on the proposals in a public consultation launched last week. The company is opening another store in the Liverpool area, in Toxteth, later this year.

Stuart Jardine, Lidl’s regional head of property, said: “We are very excited about the prospect of opening a Lidl in Belle Vale…and are launching a virtual public consultation to give everyone an opportunity to review our plans.”

Lidl had plans to invest £1.45bn in expanding its portfolio in the UK in 2019 and 2020.

Its latest acquisition drive will see the company seek to acquire new sites to help accommodate its planned expansion, with its main criteria for investment including freehold, leasehold of long leasehold opportunities to build supermarket units ranging in size from 14,000  sq ft to 26,500 sq ft.

The sites would ideally have “main road frontage with easy access and strong pedestrian or traffic flow”, according to the advertisement in trade media.

In London and other metropolitan areas, Lidl is seeking smaller units, of 7,000 sq ft or upwards, it said.

Last week, Lidl submitted scaled-back plans for a store off New Chester Road and Caldbeck Road in Bromborough, Wirral, after two previous submissions were refused by the local council.

The latest proposal sees the store reduced in size to 20,000 sq ft with a sales area of 13,400 sq ft, 10% smaller than the previous application rejected last year.

Earlier this year, Salford City Council selected Lidl as its preferred retail partner to anchor a scheme to regenerate Mocha Parade at Lower Broughton.



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Will any of them have a tree in their car parks?

By Anonymous

How about Lidl opening a much needed store in village road bebington once housed by co-op? I for one would welcome it

By Anne

Would b brilliant to have a Lidl love this shop

By P Graham

In Belle Vale to the rear of the proposed Lidl they have already sold off green belt land for a.massive housing development, creating urban sprawl
There is an ugly shopping centre in Belle Valle that will suffer further if Lidl develop.
Plant a wildflwer meadow on the corner where Lidl plan to build another eyesore as entrance to the ‘ beautiful valley ‘ Put the money made from the green belt sell off into developing a modern lanscaped shopping centre in central area.
The bend on Childwall Valley Rd already has traffic problems and theres a school there.

By Carol S

Why don’t they allocate the Belle Vale shop to the Belle Valle Centre? Are the costs too high ort not enough space, I am sure some compromise can be found otherwise BVC will surely suffer it is not as busy as it used to be with some empty shops and very similar stores?
It would also save the old Bridge PH site for homes of community use? Surely they must have had discussions about it?

By L25

I would love a Lidl store in Bellevale on the old coronation pub site. It would be great to have a local supermarket we could walk to as Childwall has no large local Supermarkets. Bring it on!

By Sue Kennedy

Fantastic news Re Lidl Belle Vale.A supermarket replacing this ten year old eyesore will be most welcomed.The catchment area is huge. Nearest supermarket is Morrison’s approx one mile a way, and in the other direction Iceland Wavertree. Obviously great news for the Childwall / Bowring Park area’s. Would suggest St Paschal Boulevard should be extended to link up with Sarum Road going in to Belle Vale estate utilizing and extending service road that goes in to Childwall Brook nursing home route to rear of T A facility.If a road is not readable what about a footpath Would point out proposed ex Coronation site is Childwall not Belle Vale and for information to previous correspondent. The new estate on the ex Lucas sports field is situated in Knowsley , nothing to do with Liverpool planning dept. The comment about wildflower meadow is quite erroneous considering there is a park facing the site also Court Hey park is almost adjacent and it should be noted that the British National wildflower park was located within Court Hey park and was closed down last year due to lack of support

By John c