Lidl GB has confirmed that its new supermarket on Sevenoaks Way, in St. Mary Cray will open for the first time on Thursday 20th January.

The store opening times will be between 8am – 10pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am – 4pm on Sunday, delivering Lidl’s offering of fresh, quality and great value produce.

Part of the company’s ongoing £1.3bn expansion and regeneration plans across Great Britain for 2021 and 2022, the store will create around 40 new jobs for the local community. The new supermarket will feature a sales area of 1,172m² and feature facilities including an instore bakery, as well as parking for both cars and bicycles.

Lidl GB’s Regional Head of Property, Henry Neel, commented: “It is fantastic that we are able to open our doors and welcome local residents into our highly anticipated store in St. Mary Cray. We have received overwhelming support from local residents, and we would like to thank everyone who has played a part in delivering this new store. We now look forward to serving our multi-award winning products to the local community.”

As per the latest government guidance, anyone entering a Lidl store must wear a face covering, unless exempt. Lidl continues to operate a range of social distancing measures to help maintain a safe environment for both colleagues and customers including cleaning stations at entrances, hand sanitiser, and protective screens at checkouts.