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May 10 2017

Every Lidl helps for Alexandria mixed-use cheme
Construction firm CCG has teamed up with discount supermarket chain Lidl in an innovative partnership to deliver new housing and retail within the West Dunbartonshire town of Alexandria.

A proposal of application notice for Mitchell Way and Bank Street has been devised by architect Cooper Cromar on behalf of Kingsmead Developments which would see 26 flats for social rent built above a parade of 10 shops, anchored by a Lidl outlet.

CCG development manager, Bruce Lindsay, said: “The proposed application is an important milestone in the redevelopment of the town of Alexandria and an exciting first for CCG.   The Group has extensive experience in delivery of mixed use projects, particularly with affordable housing, but having Lidl as our operator/partner is a welcome new step.”

The 2,000sq/m supermarket will include an instore bakery, customer toilets and expansive parking on the 10,700sq/m site, with the public due to be consulted on the plans shortly.

Work on-site is expected to get underway by spring 2018.

Lidl is engaged in a nationwide expansion programme which will see it build eight new stores.

5 Comments

David
#1 Posted by David on 10 May 2017 at 13:45 PM
So effectively people live in a retail unit car park?...
Philip
#2 Posted by Philip on 10 May 2017 at 20:35 PM
Utterly miserable. Town regeneration centred around a Lidl and a massive car park....Still, at least Cooper Cromar are doing the architecture.
lidl bit lost
#3 Posted by lidl bit lost on 11 May 2017 at 09:30 AM
anything is better than the absolute grim state of the half empty pedestrianised street with boarded up flats above it that sits there just now.... but whether this will age any better than that 1970s solution does, of course, remain to be seen
Daniel
#4 Posted by Daniel on 11 May 2017 at 12:41 PM
The car park is a bit grim, but if you believe the autonomous vehicle boosters it'll one day be unnecessary, and someone can make a proper street.

And either way, this is much better than the standard 'grey box surrounded by tarmac' approach supermarkets take, even when part of a mixed use scheme.
HMR
#5 Posted by HMR on 16 May 2017 at 12:27 PM
Just what the existing high street ordered, more edge of town retail to draw customers away. Haven't we learnt from the death of Paisley, EK, and Hamilton town centres.

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