THE target opening date for the city's new bargain discount supermarket has been revealed. 

And the developers behind the new Lidl supermarket in Droitwich Road has said construction work has now been completed. 

Andrew Fisher, managing director of Ashfield Land, said: “The building working has been completed, it was finished a month ago.

“Lidl has now moved in and are fitting it out with shelving, and stocking it up before the Lidl sign will go up.

“The target date for opening is the last week of August, the beginning of September.”

Staff are in the process of being trained before the opening. Around 40 full and part time jobs are understood to have been created.

Contractor Benniman Construction moved onto the site, on the car park of JVC Castings, Worcester, in June 2021.

The work has involved demolishing a small underused part of the casting specialists' factory and moving the staff car park to the side to make way for the new supermarket.

The site received planning permission from Worcester City Council in 2020.

The new supermarket will be the chain’s third Lidl in the city, with stores already open in Blackpole and Newtown Road.

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The 2,200 square metre supermarket will include a bakery and self-service checkouts.

A 110-space car park including six disabled bays and eight parent and child spaces is forming part of the site.

The existing car park to the front of JVM Castings is being moved to the side with a total of 125 car parking spaces provided for the factory.

Rachel Hargreaves, regional head of property at Lidl, previously told us: “There’s been much anticipation for this new Lidl store and it’s great that we are now in a position to break ground and start construction.

"We are extremely grateful for all the support that we have received so far and would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding whilst we enter this next phase of the development.”

Karl Murcott, director at JVM Castings, also told us: “Worcester is our home and this reorganisation and regeneration of the site will guarantee our future here for many years to come.

"The scheme allows us to upgrade our site and face forwards with confidence.”