Construction work has started on Lidl’s latest store in Greater Manchester, a 24,000 sq ft supermarket next to Tesco Extra in Baguley.
Formby-based contractor Browns has started a six-month construction programme on the store, which is slated to open by August this year. Construction work is due to complete in late July.
Both existing office buildings on the site, Southmoor House and Shepherd House, are being demolished to make way for the supermarket, which includes 14,300 sq ft of sales space alongside 141 car parking spaces.
The existing site entrance off Timpson Road will be retained and reconfigured, while pedestrian access will be provided from Altrincham Road and Southmoor Road.
The new store has been designed by Space Architects with Rapleys as planner and SCP as transport planner. Plans for the project were approved in November last year.
The opening of the store will bring the number of supermarkets along Altrincham Road to three; alongside Tesco’s long-established store, and Brookway Retail Park’s Aldi store.