Construction starts on new Lidl in Croydon


Work on a new Lidl GB supermarket has now begun on Purley Way in Croydon, following permission being granted by planning officers at Croydon Council.

Lidl GB is working with construction firm 7Formation to develop the store, which will create around 40 new jobs when opened. The fit-out works are expected to take four months, with a view to opening the store this Summer. It will contain a sales area of 1,275m² and feature facilities including an in-store bakery, customer toilets and ample parking for both cars and bicycles.

Lidl GB’s Regional Head of Property, Henry Neel, commented: “There’s been much anticipation for this new Lidl store and it’s great that we are now in a position to start the fit out works. We are extremely grateful for all the support that we have received so far and would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding whilst we enter this next phase of the development.”

The new supermarket forms part of the company’s ongoing £1.3bn investment across the country in 2021 and 2022. 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%.