Supermarket chain takes reins of latest £5m store

Supermarket chain takes reins of latest £5m store
Andrew Wharton, from S Harrison and Ruth Fawcett, Business Development Manager at SASH outside the newly completed Lidl in York.

A Yorkshire property and development company has delivered a new multi-million-pound Lidl supermarket following the successful regeneration of a rundown former industrial site in York.

S Harrison has transformed the 2.36-acre James Street site into a 21,054 sq ft Lidl, which backs onto Foss Island Retail Park.

The supermarket will stock a vast range of products, as well as offering an in-store bakery. It will open its doors in November, once the internal fit out is complete.

Andrew Wharton, from S Harrison, said: “The appetite is there for local food stores – people want convenience, keenly priced products and easy access, the new Lidl will deliver all of these things.”

S Harrison appointed Leeds-based Castlehouse Construction to carry out construction work on the project, which also includes 130 parking spaces, with four bays for electric vehicle charging. It’s expected that 40 new jobs will be created.

The development follows on from S Harrison’s recent delivery of a mixed use scheme at the junction of Union Terrace and Wigginton Road, where it converted a former chapel and car park into 16 apartments and a new Co-operative Food store.

To mark the completion of the scheme S Harrison has continued its support of York-based charity Safe and Sound Homes (SASH).

The company has been working with the charity, which helps to prevent young people from becoming homeless by offering them a room in the home of volunteers, for three years.