Lidl store will create 20 new jobs in Lytham

Lidl Lytham coming soon sign.
Lidl Lytham coming soon sign.

GERMAN retailer Lidl is on track to open its new Lytham store this summer.

Work on the store started weeks ago after the budget supermarket chain was given the go-ahead by Fylde Borough Council.

The outlet is due to open at the former Holt Jackson library book depository site on Preston Road, in July.

The Holt Jackson premises had been empty for two years after the company moved to Preston in 2009.

A Lidl spokesperson said: “Lidl are happy to confirm that we are on target for an opening in late July, bringing our quality offers and choice to the residents of Lytham.

“We are looking forward to meeting all of our new customers on opening day and bringing much needed additional jobs to the area.”

The construction company building the new 17,500 sq ft store is Ireland-based Tinnelly Construction.

The spokesperson added: “We are expecting to employ approximately 20 staff, with almost all recruited from the local area. The development will be served by a total of 117 parking spaces, including 10 disabled and three parent and child parking spaces, together with three motorcycle and nine cycle spaces.”

Meanwhile another German retail giant appears to be staying.

Aldi has now applied to Fylde Borough Council to renew its planning permission for a store at the former St Annes Conservative Club.

The firm was granted permission in 2008.

Work has not yet started due to the recession and planning permission runs out in July,.