40 jobs to be created after council approves discount supermarket plans

CGI of how Lidl on Warstock Road will look

Birmingham City Council has approved plans for a new discount supermarket to be built in Kings Heath.

The Lidl supermarket will be built on the former Western Power Distribution Depot on Warstock Road next to the Esso garage on Alcester Road South.

In partnership with Birmingham based Godwin Developments, Lidl has signed a 25 year deal on the 2,125 sq metre supermarket which will create 40 jobs for local people.

The store will feature an in-store bakery and will have 120 parking spaces, 5 cycle and 5 motorcycle spaces, plus six disabled spaces and 8 parent and child spaces.

A new pedestrian access will be created from Warstock Road giving direct access to the store entrance and the car park. Bicycle parking will be provided under the entrance canopy, close to the store entrance and pedestrian access route.

Speaking about the development Matthew Chandler, Associate Director from Godwin Developments said: “the new unit will feature an attractive, single storey glazed frontage to Warstock Road, with car parking on the west, north and north west sides of the new Lidl store will provide 120 standard parking spaces, 5 cycle and 5 motorcycle spaces, plus six disabled spaces and 8 parent and child spaces.”

Matthew added: “It has taken time to bring this project to fruition and I would like to pay tribute to all those who worked on the development and consultation process.

“We look forward to seeing a new Lidl store opening in Kings Heath with all the employment opportunities and benefits it will bring to the community.”

It is proposed that the store will be open between the hours of:

  • 8am to 10pm Monday to Saturday (including Bank Holidays); and
  • 10am to 4pm Sunday.

Lidl has reported that there will be a maximum of two deliveries a day with HGV/LGV’s. All store waste will be collected at the same time as the deliveries so there will be no refuse lorries visiting the store.