Lidl announces latest distribution centre
German supermarket chain Lidl will create 500 jobs by building a new 55,700m² distribution centre in Doncaster.
Construction of the £70M facility, which is due to start soon, has a planning application lodged for a site at Verdion’s iPort logistics park in Rossington.
The project is part of a £1.5bn investment in Lidl stores and warehouses across the UK over the next three years.
Lidl UK’s Head of Warehouse Expansion Adrienne Howells said: “With more British customers choosing Lidl as their family supermarket we are laser-focused on the sustainable growth of our business.”
Verdion CEO Michael Hughes added: “We are delighted to announce this significant signing of another well-known name at iPort.
“Lidl is a strong operator with great confidence in the region, bringing with it many new job opportunities for Doncaster and the surrounding areas.
“Lidl will join Fellowes, Amazon and CEVA who have also taken space at iPort within Phase One.”
Last year the supermarket announced that it would be relocating its warehouses in Weston-Super-Mare and Livingston to Bristol and Eurocentral respectively, as well as opening two new warehouses in Wednesbury and Exeter.
It also plans to expand its regional distribution centres in Newton Aycliffe and Runcorn.