Lidl reveals opening date for new Portchester store

THE date for the public opening of a new Lidl superstore has been revealed.

Thursday, 20th October 2016, 6:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 6:56 pm

The budget supermarket is to open its new shop in Portchester on Thursday, November 17 at 8am.

A banner around the shop’s entrance in the Castle Trading Estate in Southampton Road, is advertising the opening.

Thousands signed a petition calling for Lidl to come to Portchester last year and work on the site started earlier this year.

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It was originally supposed to open to residents in December, but fast progress on the building of the site has led to a earlier opening date.

Fareham Borough Council agreed the plans to demolish the former Homewood Interiors store and construct the new building at a meeting last July.

The discount supermarket had further plans to extend the store approved in January.

That will see a mezzanine floor for staff, a manager’s office, three warehouses and a larger delivery bay built.