Three leading supermarkets – Asda, Lidl and Aldi – are all about to arrive in South Ruislip along Victoria Road.
Works have begun at the old Arla site on a major development including Asda, an 11-screen cinema, and petrol filling station, which will create over 530 jobs in the area on completion.
Pics above and below showing the new Asda courtesy of www.citygrovesouthruislip.com
Jeremy Wasden, who owns Belvoir Lettings in Uxbridge, said: “With the Asda store and the Arla development, it is going to establish a new small town centre for South Ruislip. South Ruislip has been a poor cousin to Ruislip Manor and to Ruislip itself. So it will create a centre.”
As Hillingdon is Here revealed last month Aldi is set to open in April.
The German supermarket is to open on the former Focus site on Victoria Road and becomes the latest big food store announcing it is to move into the area, joining Lidl and Asda.
Mr Wasden, pictured below, said: “The Cinema as well is going to add an area of interest and these are all reasons to be local and not to commute to the area and so I do think that is going add demand for property. We have already seen strong demand for property in the area and I think that is all going to help in establishing a nice neighbourhood.”
Mr Wasden, who is also a member of the South Ruislip Residents’ association, said: “We would also like to see it lead to improvements in the area as well. We would like to see improvements in the area and I think we will do.”
As revealed by Hillingdon is Here earlier this year, the new south Ruislip Lidl looks set to be bigger than first planned after the company lodged revamped plans for a larger store.
The German company has already gained permission to create a new shop on the former Rover and Comet site, located on the south side of Victoria Road.
After buying extra land on the site, next to South Ruislip Retail Park, its proposals for a 1,286sqm shop have been beefed up to 1,687sqm.
The derelict and boarded-up building known as Imperial House, which was last used for second hand car sales in 2006, will be demolished.
The old Comet store and part of the building occupied by Value Windows, a manufacturer of window, doors and conservatories, will also be knocked down.
The new application would mean 40 new jobs – rather than just 30.
— Arla South Ruislip (@ArlaSthRuislip) December 2, 2015