Work starts on new Lidl store in Mansfield

Construction work on the new 22,000 sq ft Lidl supermarket at its Leeming Lane development in Mansfield has begun, the developer behind the project has confirmed.

Thursday, 20th February 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Thursday, 20th February 2020, 11:50 am

The new store is expected to open in Summer, bringing dozens of new jobs to the local area.

Property development and investment group Strawsons Property agreed a long-term lease with the retailer at the site in 2018 and has since worked alongside the popular supermarket brand to secure planning approval for the site, which was granted by Mansfield District Council at the end of last year.

Prominently positioned on the main arterial route to the North of Mansfield with easy access to the A60, the site provides excellent accessibility for customers to the new grocery store which also boasts 103 dedicated car parking spaces.

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An artist impression of the new Lidl.

The arrival of Lidl - which has over 730 UK stores, 12 regional distribution centres across Great Britain, and employs some 22,000 people - will further complement the wider commercial and retail offering in the area which includes Greggs and Screwfix, which both secured units at Strawsons Property’s Old Mill Lane development last year.

Adam Jones, of Strawsons Property, said: “We’re delighted to have reached this significant milestone in the development of the site, bringing back into use a currently disused plot of land and creating a significant number of new jobs in the local area.

“Lidl bring a fantastic offering to the area and we look forward to opening this and other stores with them in 2020.”