This is the first glimpse of the new larger Lidl store that will be built in Mirfield.
The supermarket chain has secured planning permission for a new 2,756sqm supermarket together with 148 car parking spaces at Station Road in Mirfield – and it should be open for business by this time next year.
The multi-million pound investment will see Lidl build a store on the three acre site with plans to create up to 20 news jobs.
The supermarket will feature an in-store bakery, longer-style tills with dual packing facilities, customer toilets, baby changing facilities and a glass-fronted facade.
Lidl have worked with Leeds-based commercial property developer St James Securities on the new store which replace the current smaller Lidl store on the same road.
Paul Morris, development director at St James Securities said: “This is an excellent site which we have been promoting for a food store led development since 2013 and we are delighted to have secured planning permission jointly with Lidl for a replacement of their existing Station Road store.”
Lidl will begin demolishing the former industrial buildings on the site this autumn and the new store is due to open by the summer of 2017.
Lidl UK’s Regional Head of Property Graham Burr said: “The existing store on Station Road has traded very successfully for nearly two decades but now no longer meets our needs. We could not be more delighted to have received planning permission for this new store and look forward to getting started on construction.”
The new store on Station Road will provide customers with better car parking facilities.
The existing Lidl store on Station Road, Mirfield will remain open while the new supermarket is being built.