// Lidl opens new head office in Tolworth
// The 250,000sq ft building will accommodate its 800-strong head office team
Lidl has officially opened the doors to its new British Headquarters in Tolworth after three years of construction.
The discount grocer launched the 250,000sq ft building, which has been designed to accommodate its 800-strong head office team.
Named “Lidl House”, the new headquarters will bring teams from across the business together under one roof, to help drive the support for Lidl’s network of 900 stores, 13 warehouses and 26,000 colleagues across the UK.
The building, which spans five floors, has also been built with a number of innovative measures to reduce its impact on the environment.
This includes the largest number of electric car charging points in one location in the UK, and solar panels on the car park to provide 300kW of energy per hour.
The building also offers a Health and Wellbeing Centre which can be accessed both in and outside of office hours with a range of exercises classes and sophisticated gym equipment, as well as an on-site barista and a canteen with a huge range of choices cooked fresh on site.
“This is a significant milestone for Lidl GB, finally bringing us together under one roof as one team,” Lidl GB incoming chief executive, Ryan McDonnell said.
“This amazing new space is designed to really enhance collaboration, encouraging more flexible ways of working for all colleagues, with dedicated areas to suit their needs, as well as providing them with the resources they need to work as one team.
“Most importantly it’s a sign of our absolute commitment to our colleagues, our customers and our suppliers, and our desire to continue pushing forward with our rapid expansion so that we can offer even more communities the chance to access high quality food at market-leading prices.”
Lidl recently announced the opening of its 900th store in Liverpool and is on track to meet its target of opening 1100 stores across Britain by the end of 2025, creating 4000 new jobs through the store openings alone.