A big-name supermarket has spoken more of its plans for moving into Truro.

Lidl has confirmed this morning that it is to build a new store in the city, as part of its ongoing expansion ambitions.

At the same it said it was "committed" to supporting the development of a new sporting venue in the area, after taking over the Truro City Football Club ground in Treyew Road.

The announcement comes as Lidl confirms that it has purchased the site from Jojo Investco Limited and has now begun construction.

As part of the formal planning agreement, Lidl will support the ‘Stadium for Cornwall’ project and contribute £2.1 million to the plans, which want to see a new 10,000-seater stadium built in Truro, as well as give £600,000 to temporarily relocate Truro City Football Club so it is able to continue training and playing whilst the new stadium is completed.

The club revealed that it was vacating the ground in a statement on Twitter this morning.


The new Lidl store, which will be located on Treyew Road, represents a multi-million pound investment in the local area.

The supermarket will feature a 1,325m² sales area as well as facilities including an in-store bakery, customer toilets and parking for both cars and bicycles.

Lidl regional head of property Matthias Daly said: “We are delighted to confirm plans to open a new store in Truro, and our support for the Stadium of Cornwall project with Cornwall Council.

“Both projects represent a bold vision that once complete will benefit the local community immensely.

"The new store specifically marks another milestone in our ambitious store expansion programme. We’ve seen incredible demand for Lidl stores across the country and look forward to offering our quality products and incredible value to shoppers in and around Truro.

“We are firmly committed to helping boost the local economy by creating new jobs and working with local suppliers in the construction of the new store. We will also be working with local recruiters and providing apprenticeships during the construction period.”

Lidl said that the latest Kantar Worldpanel results had highlighted it as the fastest growing supermarket in the UK, with a market share of 6.1 per cent.