LIDL Expansion Continues With Plan To Double Size Of City Centre Shop

16 June, 2020 | News, Retail

THE Currys/PC World store in Glasgow City Centre looks set to be taken over by the neighbouring Lidl outlet.

The discount supermarket chain wants permission to alter the frontage of the premises in Jamaica Street as part of a plan to expand into the unit next door.

The enlarged shop would have sales floorspace of around 1,030 square metres compared with the current 481 square metres.

A planning statement submitted with the company’s application states: “The existing foodstore is very small and fails to meet the operational needs of Lidl and does not provide an attractive or suitable environment for residents and shoppers within the City Centre.

“The existing Lidl foodstore at 37 Jamaica Street is one of the smallest operated by the company within Scotland. This size issue is compounded by the configuration of the unit which means that the area available for sales is especially restricted.

“The proposed extension would allow Lidl to operate from a significantly larger unit however, it should be noted, that, even with the extension, the store will remain smaller than the average size of foodstore operated by the company in Scotland.

“The proposed new extension would ensure that the store is able to continue to serve the growing city centre population by providing a high quality shopping environment and it would be able to provide a broader range of lines closer to that found in more typical Lidl stores.”

Opening hours would stay the same.

Lidl are also set to open new stores in Finnieston and Robroyston as well as expanding their shop in Maryhill Road.

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