Lidl Northern Ireland gets green light for three new stores

Lidl Northern Ireland to build three new concept stores at Carryduff, Castlereagh Road and Shore Road in an £18 million investment

Lidl Northern Ireland, the region’s fastest-growing supermarket, has been awarded permission to build three new state-of-the-art stores in a £18 million investment which will see the retailer bring its high quality, low price offering to more shoppers in Greater Belfast and the wider area.

The retailer was granted planning approval by Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council to transform Carryduff Shopping Centre as part of an overall £10 million investment that will create a new £6.5 million state-of-the-art anchor store.

A new 2,206 sq. metre Lidl Northern Ireland store will form part of the centre’s wider regeneration which will also include four new retail units, a café, a Drive-Thru unit and more than 200 parking spaces. More than 35 new jobs will be created at the new store and a further 200 created during the construction phase. The additional retail space developed could also support an extra 100 jobs.

Northern Ireland’s fastest-growing supermarket said the investment drive was part of a long-term plan to grow Lidl’s store network to 50 stores across the region and follows its announcement last year to commit £32 million in developing five new stores in the Greater Belfast region.