DEMOLITION works to a branch of Lidl in Somerset have been under way for weeks now ahead of plans to rebuild a larger store in its place.

The Lidl on Strawberry Way in Wells closed on Easter Saturday, with plans to knock down the former store in place of a new branch which will open in February 2025.

The new branch will sit not only on land left behind by the former store, but adjoining land which used to house a Travis Perkins outlet.

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Last week, roughly half of the former store had been knocked down by Bath Demolition, but now it appears only the shop's rear storage area remains.

Diggers have been working throughout the day to knock down what's left of the store, with alarms and frequent crashes heard by those nearby to the demolition site.

The new store, confirmed to open in February 2025, will increase in net sales floor space from 945 square metres to 1,414 square metres.