New £70M Lidl distribution centre planned for the UK

WCN Editorial Team 6 Dec 2016 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Supermarket chain Lidl is set to construct a £70M distribution centre at Verdion’s £500M iPort development in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK.

The new warehouse follows the opening of the supermarket’s new regional distribution centre in Southampton, and will be its 13th warehouse in the UK.

The distribution centre will occupy 58,300sq m of logistics space with additional ancillary areas, on a 35-acre plot within phase one of the 557,400sq m logistics scheme.

Adrienne Howells, head of warehouse expansion at Lidl UK, said: “With more British customers choosing Lidl as their family supermarket we are laser focused on the sustainable growth of our business.

“We are, therefore, thrilled to be in a position to confirm our 13th distribution centre in Great Britain, bringing investment to Doncaster, new jobs and additional support to our existing and future stores in the north of England.”

Plans have already been submitted for the new warehouse and office space, and construction is expected to start in 2017. Once completed, it will create 500 permanent jobs in the region.

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