London mayor approves £70M Lidl headquarters

WCN Editorial Team 6 Apr 2017 EUROPE BUILDINGS

The mayor of London has given the go-ahead to plans to construct a £70M headquarters for German supermarket chain Lidl.

The new facility will be located in Tolworth, west London, and will replace Lidl’s existing Wimbledon headquarters. The development, designed by M Mosser Associates, will cover an area of 22,300 sq m.

In addition, the supermarket will support upgrades to the area’s local bus services, including the extension of the existing 281 route, the creation of over 300 parking spaces and enhancements to pedestrian and cycle access.

Jules Pipe, deputy mayor for planning, regeneration and skills, said: “This is also a positive move for outer London and shows that major investment doesn’t have to be confined to the centre of the capital.”

“The fact that a major European business like Lidl is committed to keeping its UK headquarters in the capital is great news and further proof that London is open for business and open to investment.”

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