Budget retailer Lidl is to move its UK headquarters to Tolworth in a £10m deal with Kingston Council.
The chain is using the relocation has a milestone in its ambitious store expansion programme bringing with it 500 jobs.
Lidl has committed to building a new 220,000ft2 office building on a five acre plot of council-owned land located just metres from Tolworth Train Station and the A3.
Leader of Kingston Council, Councillor Kevin Davis, said: “This is excellent news for our borough.
“We are delighted to have agreed a deal with Lidl for a plot of council-owned land in a prime location that is currently being underutilised.
“Lidl is a blue-chip company with ambitious expansion plans. Having them headquartered in our borough will provide a huge boost to the local economy and employment market.”
Lidl UK’s Director of Property and Development, Ingo Fischer, said: “We are delighted to announce our relocation, which marks another milestone in providing the infrastructure needed to cope with our ambitious store expansion programme.”
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