Opening day at brand new Lidl store in Blyth

Sian Morgan | 15th December 2016

It’s opening day for our largest project to date, a brand new store for blue chip client, supermarket giant Lidl.

The large scale project has been the start of a succession of stores for Lidl, with another already starting on site at Killingworth.

Beginning in May 2016 to completion in December 2016, the build schedule has created over 200 construction jobs throughout the course of the turnkey project with additional subcontract work being included in the package.

The Blyth store has been created using cutting edge design to keep in line with the “Lidl of the Future” scheme the supermarket are applying to all of their new store projects. With a total store layout of 2470m² including a sales area of 1424m². There will also be 134 car parking spaces, seven spaces for disabled users as well as dedicated parent and child parking areas.

The state of the art store also aims to streamline processes, maximize efficiency and reduce its environmental impact. The building reduces the CO² emission rate by over 20% when compared with a building of the same type, size and use. This is circa 40 tonnes of CO² per year, which is equivalent to flying a jumbo jet over 700 miles.

The new store is a replacement for Lidl’s previous location on the former Bates Colliery site. This new building on a larger site has allowed them to double the size of the supermarket in Blyth, allowing for a wider range of products and facilities, as well as enhanced storage and delivery spaces.

Here is Taemar’s Managing Director, Kevin Patrick with Lidl’s Area Manager, Steve Higham. The team are exceptionally proud of their efforts and look forward to delivering another great project at the Killingworth store, with work already underway.