Green light for new Lidl store

The Lidl store in Banbridge on which the new Lurgan store will be modelled.
The Lidl store in Banbridge on which the new Lurgan store will be modelled.
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Plans for a new state-of-the-art Lidl store at Pinehurst Retail Park have been given the green light.

A company spokesman welcomed the news: “Lidl has been operating a store in Lurgan at Castle Lane since 1999, and as our business has gone from strength to strength we have sought a larger and more suitable location to accommodate our growing business needs.

“We are delighted to have received the green light for a modern, new build which will be more environmentally friendly, as well as offering our growing customer base a superior shopping experience.

“We anticipate commencing works in early 2017, with the new store to be operational by mid summer 2017. This development will result in an investment of £6 million in the area and we anticipate adding to our existing store team once the new store is trading. Lidl currently operates 38 stores across Northern Ireland and employs over 800 people. Lidl also works with over 40 local suppliers and spends £86 million annual on NI produce.”