Lidl to Take Over Morrisons' Site in West 12 Shopping Centre
German chain applies for licence to open store on centre's ground floor
Budget supermarket chain Lidl is moving in to the site in the west 12 Centre which was vacated by Morrions last November.
Lidl has applied to Hammersmith and Fulham Council for a premises licence in units 1-2 on the ground floor of the shopping centre, on Shepherd's Bush Green.
The application is open for consultation and local people are invited to comment here.
The news follows the German supermarket chain's announcement in May that it was hunting for suitable sites across London.
At the time, regional property director Richard Taylor said: “We have extremely ambitious plans for our London expansion and aim to open as many stores as possible each year."
Lidl's opening will be a major boost for the centre and create dozens of new jobs, after 170 people lost their jobs through the closure of Morrisons.
It will be also be welcomed by local shoppers, who were disappointed when Morrisons closed the store, saying it was no longer viable.
A discussion on our Shepherd's Bush forum has already begun, with reader Kate Regan saying: " FYI: Just heard that Lidl have applied for an alcohol licence and will open there next year. Shopkeepers hope Lidl will open in time for the 'Big Season' i.e. Christmas. Fingers crossed it all goes ahead!"
You can join the discussion here.
July 24, 2017