Store knocked down for new supermarket

Demolition work on the Lidl store in Skegness. Photo: Barry Robinson GeVtBabo0Tdp17OY0k6z
Demolition work on the Lidl store in Skegness. Photo: Barry Robinson GeVtBabo0Tdp17OY0k6z

Demolition teams reduced the Lidl supermarket in Skegness to rubble in the space of just a few days last week.

Diggers had moved in to clear the remnants of the store at Richmond Drive by Sunday.

The German owned discount chain has been given the go ahead to construct a new larger store on the site .

The new supermarket will feature a bigger warehouse and bakery and widened space between the shopping aisles and the check-outs.

The scheme will also incorporate 16 lighting columns, each six metres high, and fencing.

However, the number of parking spaces will be reduced from 141 to 107.

The demolition work was caught on camera by Skegness Standard reader Barry Robinson.