Baker's dozen for Britcon as latest Lidl store developments complete
PROGRESSIVE PARTNERSHIP: Britcon has delivered 13 store projects for Lidl. Inset, Paul Clarkson.
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 11 Apr 2017
SCUNTHORPE construction specialist Britcon has completed two further multi-million pound new concept stores for Lidl in Newark and Mablethorpe.
The ‘Lidl of the Future’ store design is being rolled out by the discounter as it progresses a £1.5 billion expansion programme across the UK.
All new stores consistently feature a state-of-the-art, glass fronted design, maximising natural light exposure with the latest energy efficiency technologies to minimise environmental impact. Internally the stores are more spacious, with much enhanced shopping and welfare facilities as well as advanced warehouse processes.
In Newark, Britcon redeveloped a former Esso petrol station and Co-operative Food site. It delivered a new 2,443 sq m store with 130 new car parking spaces.
In Mablethorpe, the Midland Road building and civil engineering team demolished an existing Lidl to build a larger 2,701 sq m store with 100 car parking spaces.
RESORT ROLL OUT: Lidl's Mablethorpe store on Stanley Avenue.
This brings the total number of Lidl contracts for Britcon to 13 in just two years across new stores, extensions and refurbishments.
Britcon managing director Paul Clarkson said: “It is rewarding to see that our partnership approach with Lidl has proved repeatedly successful. We understand retail and commercial construction well and bring added value with a one stop solution.
“To be able to manage the entire process of demolition, site preparation and new build plus ancillaries’ gives peace of mind to the retail and commercial estates teams which are developing or pursuing busy expansion programmes.”