21 May St. Modwen secures Lidl in Skelmersdale
St. Modwen has agreed a deal that would see supermarket giant Lidl anchor its major regeneration scheme in Skelmersdale town centre when the project gets off the ground.
The Lidl store will occupy a 20,800 sq ft unit and represents a multi-million-pound investment. It will feature facilities including an in-store bakery, and parking for customers.
St. Modwen is working in partnership with West Lancashire Borough Council and Homes England to deliver an extension to Skelmersdale Town Centre. While no date has been set for work to start the partners consider the agreement with Lidl to be a major boost for the scheme.
“It is really positive news that we can now announce Lidl as our food retail anchor for the Skelmersdale scheme. This is an integral part of a long-awaited regeneration programme and we are really pleased with the prospect of bringing a new retailer to the town centre.”
Paul Batho, Development Director at St. Modwen
The planned store in Skelmersdale would add to Lidl’s existing store portfolio of 700 and will form part of the company’s growth plans which will see it open in the region of 50 new stores each year.