Construction to start in early 2021 as new Lidl store for Biggleswade is approved

A new Lidl supermarket will be built at London Road in Biggleswade, following permission being granted by planning officers at Central Bedfordshire Council.

Wednesday, 2nd September 2020, 3:49 pm
Updated Wednesday, 2nd September 2020, 4:16 pm

The supermarket first revealed in February that it wanted to open a brand new store in Biggleswade, as part of its ongoing expansion ambitions within the UK, and construction is estimated to start on site in early 2021 with a view to opening the store next autumn.

The multi-million pound investment will see Lidl build a store with 1,410m² sales area with plans to create around 40 new jobs. The supermarket will feature facilities including an in-store bakery, customer toilets and ample parking for both cars and bicycles.

Lidl GB’s Regional Head of Property, Jason Buckley, said: “We could not be more delighted to have received planning permission, and look forward to getting started on construction.

Lidl. Getty Images
Lidl. Getty Images

"I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the local community for their continued support, and very much look forward to opening our doors and offering our fresh, quality, great value products in the not too distant future.”

The new supermarket forms part of the company’s £1.45bn investment in its expansion across Great Britain in 2019 and 2020. Latest Kantar Worldpanel results highlighting Lidl’s increase in sales year on year and market share of 5.8%.

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