Triple boost for Muller Road shoppers
PROGESS is being made on three new stores in Horfield, which will offer residents more choice about where to do their shopping.
As reported in Bishopston Voice, a new Lidl supermarket is being built on Muller Road after permission was granted by Bristol City Council planning officers in May. The supermarket first secured planning consent for a store in March 2016; however plans were put on hold last year when Lidl revealed that it wanted to build a larger store at the adjacent old First Bus depot site.
The multi-million investment will see Lidl build a sustainable store with 1,325m² sales area and create up to 40 new jobs. The supermarket will also feature self-scanning checkouts, an instore bakery, a customer toilet, baby changing, electric car charging points and ample parking for both cars and bicycles. In addition, a new signal-controlledpedestrian crossing will be provided across Muller Road as part of the highway works.
A spokesman for Lidl confirmed that construction has now started on site, and the store is expected to open early next year.
In addition, a new Home Bargains store opened at the former B&Q site on Muller Road on Saturday September 22. The store sells items including homewares, sweets, snacks and drinks, fresh and frozen food and health and beauty essentials.
Joe Morris, operations director at Home Bargains, said: “We’re thrilled to be launching our fifth store in Bristol and look forward to welcoming customers through the doors.”
“Muller Road will be a great location for us and we’re proud to be able to offer local people top-branded goods at exceptionally low prices.”
Work is also progressing at Aldi’s new store at the former B&Q site. The premises will include Aldi’s new layout to ensure more space for fresh, chilled and food-to-go ranges as well as simpler layouts, improved fixtures and brighter, wider aisles, and it is expected to open shortly with the creation of up to 30 jobs.