With planning now approved, we look forward to construction getting underway on our latest Lidl supermarket project in central Newbury, Berkshire.
The new development will be built on the site of the dilapidated Narrow Boat pub and Bargain Buys store at the London Road Retail Park. It will replace the existing branch of Lidl in London Road, which experienced operational constraints due to its restricted size.
Benefits of building the new store include the retention of Lidl staff at the existing store, the creation of a number of new job opportunities, as well as an investment in the borough in the region of £4.5m. The scheme also redevelops a brownfield site and increases car parking spaces by 110; including two electric vehicle charging points.
The cycleway and footpath running to the south of the A4 will be improved to become a three-metre-wide combined footway / cycleway. A new designated footway link running from the A4 to the canal towpath is also included. A new small park will be located to the north of the site in the original pub garden.
Following on from our input on the planning application, Gyoury Self has been appointed by project managers Belshaw to provide full structural and civil engineering services across the project. We are working alongside the architects Mountford Pigott.
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