SUPERMARKET giant Lidl are looking to start work on their Alexandria store next year, bringing investment, jobs and new homes to the area.

The store opened their Dumbarton site earlier this year and have now confirmed that they are looking to regenerate the town centre of Alexandria on the Mitchell way site.

Lidl, CCG Construction Group and Kingsmead Developments said they want to deliver a new, modern and spacious regeneration which includes a brand-new Lidl store, accompanied by retail shop units with new housing nearby.

An online Lidl statement said: “The new Lidl store will be a single storey retail property comprising a sales area with the new retail shops comprising around 10 units for a range of tenants, and will include the rehousing of Mitchell Street traders as well as attracting new business into the town, while the residential development above will provide 26 flats.

“A new car park with around 138 spaces with easy access to the remainder of the town centre.

“The overall development will bring much needed new investment into the town centre and new retail choice for shoppers

“Lidl’s investment alone will create up to 40 new jobs at a minimum of £8.25 per hour and with no staff operating on zero-hour contracts.”

West Dunbartonshire Council’s infrastructure, regeneration and economic development committee will meet tomorrow, November 18, and officers will be updated on the progress of the development.