Retail giant acquires pub for 24,000 sq ft store development

Lidl has purchased a five-acre plot in Walsall Wood from pub group Marston’s and is set to transform the site into a new store.

Currently housing the Horse & Jockey pub from Marston’s, Lidl has secured planning permission for a 24,488 sq ft discount store, which could potentially generate around 40 jobs.

Chris Gaskell, agency partner at commercial property consultancy Johnson Fellows, said: “We have established a very successful working relationship with Lidl and we are thrilled that we have been able to complete the acquisition of this prime five-acre site from Marston’s on the company’s behalf.

“It means that construction can now get underway, bringing investment, new jobs and a fantastic new store to the area, and I am very much looking forward to seeing progress on the site.”

Construction is slated to commence later this year.

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