Published 19 August 2022

The planned redevelopment of Central Alexandria is set to move forward after a new contract was agreed with supermarket Lidl this week.

The terms of the new contract mean that current buildings at the Mitchell Way will be demolished to make way for a proposed new food store, associated parking and improved public realm space.

The remainder of the site will now be put to market in future for the creation of residential development in the area.

The change to the contract was proposed following extensive discussions with the Council’s planners, and agreed at the Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development committee this week (Wednesday).

Proposals for the supermarket will be subject to planning permission.

Councillor David McBride, Convener of the Committee, said: “Discussions around the redevelopment of Mitchell Way have been ongoing for a good number of years and I am pleased that we have now come to an agreement which will allow this to progress quickly.

“The residents of Alexandria have waited long enough to see change here, and I know this news will be welcomed in the community.

“I am especially pleased that the revised section of the site will be marketed for new homes for the area.

“The improvements we are going to see at this location will make such a difference to the town and the local economy and I look forward to seeing the change it brings about.