The discount supermarket chain is planning its latest regional outlet, a 15,000 sq ft store with associated parking and other facilities on Jennifer Avenue in Liverpool.
The company launched a consultation this week on the plans, which are part of its UK-wide expansion strategy. Lidl hopes to acquire 60 new sites per year for future development, and is looking at town, district, edge of centre or out-of-town locations across the country.
The proposed Liverpool store would occupy a 134,000 sq ft vacant site on the northern side of Jennifer Avenue, as part of developer St Modwen’s Great Homer Street regeneration scheme.
The scheme would include a supermarket, 139 car parking spaces including two rapid electric vehicle charging points, cycle and motorway parking, and a food and drink drive-through with inside and outside seating and a dedicated car park.
The drive-through would not be operated by Lidl. The supermarket itself would have an in-store bakery and customer toilets. The project team includes One Design Architectural Services as the architect, Plan A as the planning consultancy, and Royal Pilgrim, which handles community consultation.
Lidl’s regional head of property Stuart Jardine said: “We are extremely excited about the prospect of opening a Lidl on Great Homer Street and serving our fresh, quality and good value produce that shoppers across the country have come to love, as well as being part of the regeneration of this site.”
Lidl last month unveiled plans for another store in Liverpool, in the Belle Vale area. The company said last year it aimed to invest £1.45bn in expanding its portfolio in in 2019 and 2020.