New Lidl store planned for Seafield Retail Park

Discount supermarket giant Lidl GB has got the ball rolling to build another store in the Capital.

Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 1:25 pm
Updated Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 3:13 pm
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Plans have been submitted to build the new store at Seafield Retail Park near Craigentinny and Restalrig.

If the plans are approved, it will include an in-store bakery, parking and modern retail facilities to make shopping all the more easy for customers.

The new store opening will also provide around 35 new full and part-time jobs. It will be an additional outlet for the company and no existing store is to close as a result of its opening.

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Lidl has recently been in the spotlight for being committed to increasing entry-level wages to £9.30 in March 2020 - 13 per cent higher than the UK Government National Living Wage.

Gordon Rafferty, Head of Property - Scotland, Lidl GB said: “We are extremely pleased to bring forward our plans for Seafield Retail Park in Edinburgh.

“Our new store will help us achieve our ambition of increasing our footprint in Edinburgh and will serve the nearby communities in Craigentinny and Restalrig.

“We have submitted our application and are keen to inform local residents and engage with key stakeholders regarding our proposals. We welcome the views and observations and are looking forward to meeting local residents and other stakeholders at our upcoming Public Information Days.”

Lidl will be holding Public Information Sessions on Wednesday 29 Janury (3pm-7pm) and Thursday 30 January (3pm-6pm) at The Ripple Project in Restalrig to inform the public of the final design and layout for their proposed store at Seafield Road Retail Park, Edinburgh. Members of the Lidl team will be on hand to answer questions directly.