CONSTRUCTION of the new Lidl supermarket is taking shape in Stroud.
Work on the new store is currently underway on the former Stroud Metal Company site in Dudbridge.
The German discount chain received planning permission from Stroud District Council in March 2018 to build the store alongside around 130 homes.
The completed Lidl store will cover 2206sq metres and have 132 parking spaces.
The housing part of the scheme will create approximately 130 residential units on a regenerated brownfield site adjacent to the Stroudwater Canal, reducing development pressure on local green-field land elsewhere in the Stroud Valleys.
The 130 residences will include a mixture of flats, duplex apartments and houses.
The development, when complete is expected to create a mixture of 40 full and part-time employment opportunities at the Lidl foodstore plus additional employment opportunities elsewhere on the site.
Photos by Simon Pizzey.