Progress on a new Lidl in Charlton has stepped up with the company now hiring staff for the site.
Approval was given to open in April. The store will take over the former H&M at Charlton’s Millenium Retail Park as well as River Island next door.
If memory serves, Lidl had a unit on the other side of Bugsby’s Way in the general area of Aldi which opened last year.
Lidl are hoping to not only capture some existing shoppers but attract those at new builds in the area. New housing at Victoria Way in Charlton can be seen to the rear of this pic:
Traffic plans for the new store predict 220 extra two-way journeys on Saturdays. The transport statement also predicts:
- 30% of trips to the retail park will be pass-by i.e. already travelling on Bugsby’s Way
- 60% of trips will divert from other local foodstores
- 10% of trips will be new to the local network.
Bugsby’s Way is already at capacity at certain times:
An opening date is not yet confirmed though I hear the company is aspiring to meet an autumn/winter date to meet the Xmas rush.