Lidl confirms timescale for Falkirk store closure to build new supermarket
Work is set to start on a new Lidl store in Falkirk.
The cut price supermarket has confirmed it will close its Arnot Street store from Saturday, January 2 to begin work on a new development next door.
It will be demolished to make way for the new store which will be sited on what is currently a car park.
A condition of permission from Falkirk Council is that deliveries must not take place between 10:00 pm and 7:00 am, as residents of nearby flats had previously complained about noisy deliveries being made through the night at the current store.
The new store will be built on the site of the former East Bridge Tan Works.
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It 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 parking for both cars and bicycles.
Gordon Rafferty, Lidl GB’s regional head of property, said: “We’re extremely excited for work on this new store to now begin so that we may bring the local community of Falkirk an even better Lidl shopping experience.
“We are 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.”
The Lidl store at The Carron Centre on Ronades Road will continue to operate as normal.
The new supermarket forms part of the company’s £1.45bn investment in its expansion across Great Britain in 2019 and 2020.