The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has approved plans for a state-of-the-art new headquarters for German supermarket chain Lidl in Tolworth.
The decision ensures that Lidl will maintain the base of its UK operations within London for the foreseeable future.
The building will deliver nearly 23,000 sq m of office space and has been designed by M Mosser Associates.
The company is supporting improvements in local bus services in the area – including extending the existing 281 route – as well as providing more than 300 parking spaces and funding other improvements to pedestrian and cycle access to the site.
Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, Jules Pipe, said:
“The fact that a major European business like Lidl is committed to keeping its UK headquarters in the capital is great news and further proof that London is open for business and open to investment.
“The is a clear message that Lidl is confident about its long-term future in London and the UK. This is also a positive move for outer London and shows that major investment doesn’t have to be confined to the centre of the capital.”