Plans submitted for Alexandria town centre development

CCG and Lidl UK have submitted a pre-application notice to West Dunbartonshire Council for a retail and residential redevelopment in Alexandria Town Centre.

Working with architects Cooper Cromar and Glasgow based developers Kinsgmead Developments, the proposed project consists of a Lidl Discount Supermarket, a 10 store retail parade and a 26 apartment flatted development for social rent.

Bruce Lindsay, CCG development manager said, “The proposed application is an important milestone in the redevelopment of the town of Alexandria and an exciting first for CCG. The Group has extensive experience in delivery of mixed use projects, particularly with affordable housing, but having Lidl as our operator/partner is a welcome new step.”

The proposed new Lidl store represents a multi-million pound investment and could create up to 40 jobs. Gordon Rafferty, Lidl UK’s head of property for Scotland explained, “We are delighted to be opening a new store in Alexandria, which marks another milestone in our ambitious store expansion programme. We’ve seen incredible demand for Lidl stores across the country and look forward to offering our quality products and incredible value to shoppers in and around Alexandria.

“We are firmly committed to helping boost the local economy by creating new jobs and working with local suppliers in the construction of the new store. The planned store in Alexandria will add to Lidl’s existing store portfolio of 650, and will form part of the company’s growth plans which hope to see this increase to 1,500 store in the future.”