Image of Lidl Store_Oct 2018

STATUS: Consultation

ADDRESS: New Bridge Street, Workington

Lidl are committed to public consultation and we are therefore delighted to be able to provide members of the local community with an overview of the proposed development. This website enables you to view the public consultation leaflet, which was recently sent to local addresses, as well as download the most recent plans for the site.



The new store will be located at the land north of New Bridge Road, Workington. The site is located between the Tesco Superstore and the River Derwent with the A597 to the east. Lidl propose to develop a new store on this site, which will feature an attractive glazed frontage with a large car parking area. Landscaping is also proposed at the site along with a new access to serve the foodstore.

The surrounding area is predominantly commercial in nature with a Tesco Superstore to the south and to the east is the football ground of Workington AFC. The wider surrounding areas, beyond the River Derwent and to the south of the site are residential in nature

The new food store will extend to 1,900 sq m gross internal area (GIA) with net sales of 1,256 sq m. The new food store will be supported by 124 car parking spaces, including 15 dedicated disabled spaces and 16 parent and child spaces. Bicycle parking will be located close to the store entrance and will be under the entrance canopy on the stores eastern elevation. New vehicular and pedestrian access is proposed off the A597 to the south east of the site.

The new Lidl store will provide the following benefits to the local area:

  • A brand new store that will provide a clean and fresh shopping experience to meet the needs of customers;
  • A dedicated in-store bakery;
  • Improved shopping choice and provision of a new mainstream discount operator for Workington and the surrounding area;
  • A contemporary building design that will complement the surrounding area;
  • Employment opportunities for local residents; and
  • Living Wage Foundation rate for all eligible employees and no zero hours contacts.

It is proposed that the store will be open between the hours of:

  • 7am to 11pm Monday to Saturday (including Bank Holidays); and
  • 10am to 6pm Sunday.

Normally there will be a maximum of two HGV deliveries to the store per day. All store waste will be collected at the same time as the deliveries, therefore minimising HGV movements within the site.

For more information, please view the full brochure via the adjacent ‘download PDF’ button.


Opportunity to comment

If you would like to provide any comments by email, please write to

Alternatively, if you would prefer to submit your comments in writing, please use the following address:

Lidl Workington
Rapleys LLP
55 Spring Gardens
M2 2BY

We would welcome your comments on our proposal by the end of June 2019 as all feedback received will be taken into consideration when finalising the design proposal.

We hope to submit a planning application for the site to Allerdale Borough Council during July 2019.



Proposed site layout – click here
Leaflet – click here