Lidl has unveiled plans to open a new distribution centre in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, making it the supermarket chain’s 13th UK warehouse.
The announcement of the new £70 million warehouse marks follows the opening of Lidl’s regional distribution centre in Southampton earlier this month, which has created more than 400 new jobs.
The supermarket will occupy 628,000sq ft of logistics space with additional ancillary areas, bringing 500 permanent jobs to the region.
“With more British customers choosing Lidl as their family supermarket we are laser-focused on the sustainable growth of our business,” Lidl UK head of warehouse expansion Adrienne Howells said.
“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.”
Lidl’s new warehouse is also the latest join iPort, Verdion’s £500 million multi-modal logistics development, which also has Amazon.
A Planning Application for Lidl’s new warehouse and office space has been submitted, with construction anticipated to commence in 2017.