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Lidl to hold public consultation for new store in Workington

Lidl GB has announced that it will be holding a public consultation day to outline plans for its new store on New Bridge Road, Workington.

The public are invited to attend the event, which will take place at Workington Leisure Centre, Griffin Street, Workington on Tuesday 25th June between 2pm-7pm. In addition, Lidl’s dedicated property team will be on hand to outline the supermarkets plans for a new store and answer any questions from the local community.

The supermarket revealed in April that it wants to open a brand new store in Workington, as part of its ongoing expansion ambitions within the UK.

The multi-million pound investment, will see Lidl commit to building sustainable store with plans to create up to 40 new jobs. The supermarket will also feature facilities including an instore bakery, customer toilets and ample parking for both cars and bicycles.

Lidl’s Regional Head of Property, David Murphy, commented: “We are extremely excited about the prospect of opening a Lidl in Workington and serving our fresh, quality and incredibly good value produce which shoppers across the country have come to love. We look forward to welcoming anyone along to the public consultation day and showcasing our plans whilst answering any questions.”

Lidl GB has experienced continued growth over the years as consumers flock to the supermarket to discover its great value products – more than two thirds of which are sourced from British suppliers- ranging from quality fruit and vegetables, to premium wines from its much coveted Wine Tour collections. Its ongoing success shows no signs of slowing, with the latest Kantar Worldpanel results highlighting Lidl’s increase in sales year on year and market share of 5.8%.

The planned store in Workington will add to Lidl’s existing store portfolio of 760, and will form part of the company’s growth plans which will see it open up to 50 new stores a year.

The company hopes to submit a planning application in the next month and those who wish to share any feedback on the plans can do so at https://rapleys.com/consultation/lidlworkington

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