Building and Civil Engineering company Britcon has secured five new building contracts with Lidl UK. This brings its total number of contracts for Lidl to eleven in just eighteen months with new stores, extensions and refurbishments valued at circa £16 million.
At Ripley in Derbyshire Britcon is demolishing an existing Lidl store on Chapel Street to build a new purpose designed store. The larger 74,000 sq ft plot will provide a more modern and extended facility for customers, including a new bakery.
Britcon is also completing external works for the site which include drainage, parking provision, highways access and landscaping. It started on site with demolition last month and expects to complete the new store by late Summer 2016.
In Sheffield, Britcon is contracted to complete an extension to the Lidl store on Chesterfield Road. Nearly 4,000 sq ft is to be added to provide increased warehousing and freezer space, and a new Backnische (bakery).
Britcon is also building a new 24,000 sq ft store for Lidl on Wombwell, Barnsley, a new store in Bradford city centre and also an extension/refurbishment at the existing Lidl store in Market Harborough.
Britcon Managing Director Paul Clarkson said, “It is rewarding to see that our partnership with Lidl is proving successful as we secure further contracts. We understand retail construction well and bring added value with a one stop solution to Lidl.
“To be able to manage the entire process of demolition, site preparation and new build plus ancillaries gives peace of mind to the Lidl estates team which is pursuing a busy expansion programme.”