Lidl GB has unveiled “a hat trick” of new supermarket openings today (Feb 25) in southwest London.

The new stores in Richmond, Putney and Tooting will generate around 80 new jobs in the area.

In a first for Lidl, the store in Richmond, on Richmond Road, will have a school above the property.

Deer Park Primary School will be able to accommodate 230 pupils from April, with 16 classrooms, outdoor learning space and an on-site, multiuse games area.

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Elsewhere in London, Lidl supermarkets have opened in Putney, located on Putney High Street and Tooting, on Upper Tooting Road.

The store in Tooting is replacing the existing one on the same road, with all existing staff retained.

Each store will feature in-store bakeries and parking for both cars and bicycles.

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Lidl vowed to invest £500m in stores across the capital over the next five years, creating around 1,400 jobs.

Lidl GB’s Regional Head of Property, Henry Neel, said:

“It is fantastic that despite the challenging circumstances we have been able to continue our investment in South London and enable even more of the local community access to our high quality and affordable produce.

“I would like to welcome the students of Deer Park Primary School to their new home when they make the move this Easter, and to thank everyone who has played a part in delivering this ambitious development.”

Lidl Richmond Road is open 8am to 10pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on Sundays.

Lidl Putney High Street is open 7am to 10pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on Sundays.

Lidl on Upper Tooting Road is open 7am to 11pm and 11am to 5pm on Sundays.