Lidl GB has announced that fit out works for its new supermarket on Sevenoaks Way, in St. Mary’s Cray, and construction of the extension to its’ existing store on Aberconway Road, in Morden have now started.

As part of Lidl’s continued expansion plans across Great Britain, both stores represent multi-million pound investments for the local economies and will create around 40 new roles for the community.

Working with construction firm PCA, the final works at the new store in St.Marys Cray are expected to take around three months, with a view to opening early next year. The store will have a sales area of 1,172m² and feature facilities including an instore bakery, as well as parking for both cars and bicycles.

The popular store in Morden is due to undergo an extension to deliver even more of Lidl’s products to local residents. Working with construction firm Sturminster, the extension is expected to take four months and will see the overall sales area increase to 1,497m². The store will remain open throughout the construction works so that residents can continue to shop in-store and access Lidl’s fresh, quality and affordable produce. Once completed, the store will offer a wider range of produce ensuring the local community has access to all of their favourite Lidl products and much more.

Lidl GB’s Regional Head of Property, Henry Neel, commented: “We are committed to bringing our much-loved produce to even more residents across South London and are delighted to be entering the next stages of development for both of these stores. 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.”

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 6.1%.