A NEW Lidl store coming to Flintshire has confirmed it will be opening before the end of this year.

Set to replace the former Somerfield/Co-op store in Connah's Quay, construction work has finally commenced on the new supermarket after over a decade of being vacant.

Lidl will relocate from its current site at Deeside Retail Park to the new location, which will open by December 2024.

The construction company overseeing the project, Braithwaite Group, has informed residents living nearby of the two planned phases of work due to complete.

The works will progress in two phases. Phase 1 will see the site set-up and the demolition of the existing slab and hard surfaces. Phase 2 will focus on the construction of the new store.

It should take approximately one-week to set the construction site up, followed by a further three-weeks to fully complete Phase 1.

Boarding will be set up along the site boundary. In the meantime, the car park located next to the library will remain open for the public to use.

Re-surfacing and draining works will also commence at a later date with further information to follow. 

In a statement, a Braithwaite Group spokesperson said: "We realise this has caused a problem for people accessing the allotments and we can only apologise for the inconvenience this has caused and we have done some remedial work to allow better access down Mill Lane."

Noisy work is expected as the company requires the use of large equipment to break up the hard surfaces.


Throughout Phase 1, work will commence from 8am until 6pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am until 1pm on Saturday.

Further details on Phase 2 will follow once the first part of the project has been completed. Any questions or queries can be directed to Project Manager Mark Willis at m.willis@braithwaitegroup.com 

The new store is expected to bring 40 new jobs in "order to operate in the most efficient manner", including the 15 staff already located at Deeside Retail Park.