Lidl to close Falkirk store so work on new supermarket can begin

Lidl’s existing Falkirk supermarket is to close so work on its new store can start in 2021.

Wednesday, 23rd December 2020, 8:50 am

The company has confirmed its current store in Arnot Street will shut on Saturday, January 2 at 9pm, with a view to its replacement supermarket, on a site in Kemper Avenue, being opened by the end of next year.

The nearby Lidl store at The Carron Centre in Ronades Road will remain open.

The new supermarket is set to create around ten additional jobs. All existing employees at the Arnot Street store will be retained, the company has said.

Lidl in Arnot Street, Falkirk. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Lidl bought the land, opposite the Cladhan Hotel, from Falkirk Council last August for £400,000.

The store will have a 1256m² sales area and feature facilities such as an in-store bakery, longer-style tills, a customer toilet, baby changing facilities, electric vehicle rapid charging spaces and ample parking for cars and bicycles.

Gordon Rafferty, Lidl GB’s regional head of property, said: “We’re extremely excited for work on this new Lidl store to now begin so that we may bring the local community of Falkirk an even better Lidl shopping experience.

“We’re extremely grateful for all the support that we have received so far and would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding whilst we enter this next phase of the development.”

Last week, we told how the new Lidl store has been granted a provisional premises licence to sell alcohol.

The new supermarket forms part of the company’s £1.45 billion investment in its expansion across Great Britain in 2019 and 2020.

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