Lidl’s £2.5m regeneration plans for the former PC World site on Chester Road in Stretford have been given the green light after Trafford Council’s Planning and Development Management Committee unanimously approved the scheme at last Thursday’s (14 June) meeting.
The plans will regenerate a derelict site, enhance the local economy; and deliver 40 employment opportunities for local residents. The scheme will significantly increase shopping choice in the local area, by delivering an award-winning, discount supermarket brand in Stretford. The store will also provide a clean and fresh shopping experience to meet the needs of customers, whilst ensuring a contemporary building design that complements the surrounding area.
Work on the site is expected to start in Autumn 2018 with the store scheduled to open in 2019.
Nick Harvey, Head of Property at Lidl UK, said: “We are delighted that Trafford Council has approved our plans for a new Lidl store in Stretford. The local community has been fully behind the scheme and we are looking forward to starting work on the site shortly.
“Our plans will provide residents with a greater shopping choice and increased job opportunities in the area and marks the first step of our wider store investment plans in the Borough of Trafford.”