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Lidl confirms opening date for new Altrincham Retail Park supermarket

The new Broadheath store has created around 40 full-time jobs.

Lidl has confirmed it will open its new supermarket at Altrincham Retail Park this Thursday, 25th January.

 The new Broadheath store, which has created around 40 full-time jobs, will be open between 8am and 10pm from Monday to Saturday, and from 9.30am to 4pm on Sundays.

The store features an in-store bakery, customer toilets and baby changing facilities. 

The opening will represent the conclusion of a long-held ambition by the German retailer to build a supermarket in Altrincham.

It originally agreed a deal with Nikal, the developer behind the much-delayed Altair scheme, to open a supermarket on that site in the town centre.

With that scheme not progressing, Lidl turned its attention to the Altrincham Retail Park site, with a bid to convert a third of the Homebase unit into a store.

That application was originally knocked back by Trafford Council before it u-turned and gave it the green light in April 2021.

Lidl's new Altrincham Retail Park supermarket

Nick Harvey, Lidl GB’s Regional Head of Property, said: “As our customer base continues to grow, we are delighted to be opening the doors to our new store in Broadheath, giving even more people access to our high-quality products at the lowest possible prices.

"Whether it is fresh produce, staple shopping list items or a must-have product from the Middle of Lidl, our customers can be sure that they will be getting the best value when they shop with us.”

Since opening its first store in Britain in 1994, Lidl now has over 31,000 employees, over 960 stores and 14 distribution centres across England, Scotland and Wales.