businessdesk__1468188779_Lidl_MirfieldCOMMERCIAL property developer St James Securities and Lidl have secured planning permission for a 2,756 sq m supermarket in West Yorkshire.

The multi-million pound investment at Station Road in Mirfield will see Lidl build a sustainable store on the 12,515 sq m site with plans to create up to 20 jobs.

Paul Morris, development director at St James Securities, said: “this is an excellent site which we have been promoting for a food store led development since 2013 and we are delighted to have secured planning permission jointly with Lidl for a replacement of their existing Station Road store.”

St James Securities has agreed to sell the 3-acre site to Lidl, which will begin demolition of the former industrial buildings in autumn with completion of the new store by the summer of 2017.

Lidl UK’s regional head of property, Graham Burr, said: “The existing store on Station Road has traded very successfully for nearly two decades but now no longer meets our needs. We could not be more delighted to have received planning permission for this new store and look forward to getting started on construction. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the local community for their continued support, and very much look forward to opening our doors in the not too distant future.”

The existing Lidl store on Station Road, Mirfield will remain open for the duration of the works.

St James Securities was advised by Michael Steel & Co, Hanson Chartered Surveyors and WSB Property Consultants.  Lidl were represented by BNP Paribas Real Estate.

SOURCE: The Business Desk