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Major plans for new Lidl supermarket in Fallowfield

Major plans for new Lidl supermarket in Fallowfield
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Lidl has announced plans to open a new store on Fallowfield Retail Park, and is currently holding an online public consultation for the local community to participate in.

If the plans are approved, the supermarket would take over nearly half of the retail park site on Birchfields Road, approximately 1,920 sq. m, replacing units currently occupied by Jollyes, Barnardo’s, Carphone Warehouse and Pizza Hut Delivery.

One of the units was formerly a Blockbuster Video store, which has remained vacant since 2013.

The existing units, which also include a Burger King, would be demolished in order to create a new store boasting ‘state of the art’ facilities, an in-store bakery and 94 parking spaces, including dedicated disabled and electric vehicle charging spaces.

Proposals for the 1,920 sq. m Lidl supermarket in Fallowfield are under public consultation

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As part of the plans, the Hawthorn Medical centre would remain in place while a sublet unit would also be created and maintained by Lidl.

The new store, which Lidl says would be a multi-million pound investment, would create 40 new full time and part time jobs.

Local residents have a week left to share their thoughts on the proposal with the supermarket giant.

If approved, it would become the seventh Lidl store within Manchester City Council Wards, with stores already in Harpurhey, Openshaw, Piccadilly City Centre, Longsight, Rusholme and Baguley.

“We are extremely excited about the prospect of opening a new Lidl store in Fallowfield and serving our fresh, quality and incredibly good value produce which shoppers across the country have come to love,” Lidl GB’s Regional Head of Property, Nick Harvey, said.

“Our plans are set to create around 40 new positions which would be fantastic for the local community, and we hope that as many people as possible are able to join us for this ‘virtual’ public consultation. We look forward to sharing and discussing our plans with everyone.”

The public consultation is now open here. Residents with questions about the proposals can also call Lidl’s consultation team directly by the Freephone number 0800 089 0361.

The consultation period ends on January 15.





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