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New Lidl store set to open in Homebase building at Christchurch Retail Park this week

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LIDL's new store in part of the Homebase building in Christchurch Retail Park will open to the public on Thursday.

The second Lidl in the town will create about 40 new jobs for the community and is part of the company's £1.3bn expansion and regeneration plans across the country.

Lidl GB’s regional head of property, James Mitchell, said: “We would like to thank all those who have played a part in bringing this highly anticipated Lidl store to Christchurch. It is great for us to be able to create more jobs and investment opportunities in the area, and we can’t wait to start serving our multi-award-winning products to the local community.”

The new store shares a unit with Homebase at Christchurch Retail Park (Photo: Google)
The new store shares a unit with Homebase at Christchurch Retail Park (Photo: Google)

The new store will provide surplus produce and customer donations to local charities, including the Charitable Emporium and Boscombe Salvation Army Meal Run, which redistribute surplus food to the vulnerable in the community. Customer donations will also be provided to Townsend Community Fridge which shares food with the needy.

Fergus Egan, partner at Orchard Street Investment Management, which owns the retail park, said: “The delivery of Lidl’s second store in Christchurch will further diversify and strengthen the retail park’s offering, with the addition of a grocery store widening its appeal to local customers. The job creation and investment into the town is a real positive for the Christchurch community, and we look forward to continuing to work closely with Lidl going forwards.”

It will be open 7am-10pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am-4pm Sunday.

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