Opening date for new budget supermarket in Northampton revealed

Lidl in Gambrel Road, opposite Sainsbury's, will be closing this month.
Lidl in Gambrel Road, opposite Sainsbury's, will be closing this month.

A new Lidl store will open in Sixfields later this month, it has been announced.

Discount store Lidl - currently based in Gambrel Road opposite Sainsbury's - is moving to a larger site in Weedon Road.

The new store, in Weedon Road, will open on August 23

The new store, in Weedon Road, will open on August 23

The Gambrel Road store will close on Wednesday, August 22 and the new store will open the following day on Thursday, August 23.

The new store, with access from Weedon Road, has been built on land which was formerly a tile showroom.

Lidl bosses have previously said that the current premises do not meet customer and operational needs.
A spokesman for Lidl said: "We've been looking to relocate our Gambrel Road store for some time, as it no longer meets the demands of our customers or our operational requirements.

"By relocating to Weedon Road, we can secure the long-term viability of the store, whilst creating further investment and job opportunities in Northampton."

Lidl, which currently has two other stores in the town, at Weston Favell and Far Cotton, created 40 jobs when it opened its doors close to Sainsburys a few years ago.

The Lidl unit in Gambrel Road could become a 24-hour gym if plans are given the go-ahead by Northampton Borough Council.