It is a big day for Lidl in Abingdon. Staff were busy on last minute preparations for opening the new Lidl supermarket on the Fairacres Retail Park. The Abingdon Lidl is one new store out of a hundred to be opened in 2021/22. A press release said ‘£1.3bn investment plans for 2021 and 2022 will drive the opening of 100 additional stores across Great Britain’.
A hoarding was being driven round Abingdon with the words ‘Big on Abingdon … Drum roll please, opens Thurs 29 April …‘.
Also of note are four new electric car charging points at Lidl.
On the Fairacres sign can be seen Homebase and Lidl are opening soon. The Gym, Costa Coffee, and Bathstore will also be opening soon.
The Fairacres Phase 2 re-development is nearly completed. Contractors are busy converting the ground nearest the Marcham Road roundabout into a Homebase garden and outdoor area.
One thing that has not changed is the postbox on Nuffield Way. Everything around it changed during the re-development.