Budget supermarket chain Lidl is planning to open two more stores in Birmingham.

The company has agreed a deal with property developer SevenCapital to launch a supermarket on the ground floor of its Broadway development at Five Ways island in what was previously a Tesco.

Lidl will join other tenants The Gym Group and vehicle rental firm SIXT and will benefit from the existing 500 space, multi-storey car park.

The new store is expected to be trading in early 2020.

The second deal will see a Lidl with a 120-space car park built in Sutton Road, Erdington, after SevenCapital acquired the site from Sainsbury's in late 2017.

This project is subject to receiving planning permission and construction is expected to start with a year of that being secured.

SevenCapital previously obtained planning permission on the same site to convert an eight-storey former office block into an 87-apartment development, now known as Nexus Point, while a further 32 family homes will be built on the remainder of the land, again subject to planning permission.

 

Around 80 jobs will be created across the two new supermarkets.

Managing director Phil Carlin said: "These are two major deals for both sites in Birmingham.

"Lidl has firmly positioned itself at the forefront of today's shoppers' thought process as a trusted retailer offering a quality product.

"These sites are perfectly suited for their continued growth strategy and are a welcome catalyst for further regeneration within Birmingham.

"For SevenCapital, this adds to a growing list of achievements in working with institutional occupiers and successful delivery of town centre redevelopment and regeneration projects.

"We are pleased to form this new relationship with Lidl and look forward to delivering these two new stores."