New Lidl to open in Bulwell this week on site which stood derelict for 20 years

The new Lidl in Bulwell

A new Lidl will open this week in Bulwell on a site which stood derelict for 20 years because it’s unsuitable to develop housing.

The store on Jennison Street off Main Street will be opened at 8am on Thursday (February 22) in a ceremony attended by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham and Robin Hood.

The new supermarket has created 40 jobs for the local community.

Lidl UK’s regional head of property Joanne Hawley said: “We would like to thank all those who have played a part in bringing this new Lidl store to Bulwell.

“It is great for us to be able to create more jobs and provide investment in the local area, and we can’t wait to start serving our multi-award winning products to the local community.”

The supermarket during construction

The former New Crown Motors site has remained empty since the car sales forecourt closed in 1999.

Nottingham City Council is hoping the opening of another brand name in Bulwell will help bring new visitors to the area and will boost the local economy.

Deputy Leader of the City Council Graham Chapman said: “The council has a track record of trying to redevelop unused sites such as the one on Jennison Street.

“It helps improve the local environment and boost local economies by creating jobs.

“It is part of Nottingham City Council’s plan to regenerate Bulwell and neighbourhoods by attracting investment and new businesses to the area.”