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Lidl is opening three new London stores in one day as part of a £500m funding in expansion in the capital.

The stores are resulting from open in the present day (25 February) in Richmond, Putney and Tooting.

The 12,000 sq ft Richmond Road retailer, plans for which have been introduced final 12 months, is housing a faculty on the flooring above it. The new dwelling for Deer Park Primary School has 16 lecture rooms, out of doors studying house and a multi-use video games space. It’s resulting from welcome over 230 pupils from April.

The new 9,000 sq ft department on Upper Tooting Road is changing one on the identical avenue, which was set to shut this week, with all present workers retained.

The third new department, on Putney High Street, has a gross sales space of simply 6,000 sq ft, making it one of the smallest in Lidl’s property.

All three have in-store bakeries and “ample parking for each automobiles and bicycles”, in accordance with Lidl. Between them the stores are creating about 80 jobs.

“It is unbelievable that regardless of the difficult circumstances we’ve been capable of proceed our funding in south London and allow much more of the local people entry to our high-quality and reasonably priced produce,” mentioned Lidl GB regional head of property Henry Neel.

“I want to welcome the scholars of Deer Park Primary School to their new dwelling once they make the transfer this Easter, and to thank everybody who has performed a part in delivering this formidable growth.

“These thrilling new retailer openings show we’re embracing the big selection of areas that London has to supply.”

Lidl introduced a five-year £500m London expansion plan in 2019. It’s anticipated to create round 1,400 jobs in whole. The newest openings comply with one in Hackbridge earlier this month.