Lidl Northern Ireland sets its sights on south Belfast with plans for new £6m store at Boucher Road

Planning application lodged to create modern concept store at prime retail site in south Belfast, extending Lidl’s presence across all four corners of the city

 Lidl Northern Ireland, the region’s fastest-growing supermarket, has submitted plans to Belfast City Council for a new £6 million state-of-the-art store which will see the retailer bring its high quality, low price offering to the south Belfast area for the first time.

Located in the heart of the bustling Boucher Road retail area beside the M1, and positioned in front of the National Football Stadium and Olympia Leisure Centre, the proposed new store will have a sales area of 1,425 sqm. The development, which sits on a site of 9,792 sqm, also includes a drive thru café, measuring 566 sqm.

With an anticipated opening date as early as next year, the new development will create up to 100 permanent retail jobs and support a further 200 jobs during the construction phase.

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 forms part of its announcement last year to commit £32 million to develop five new stores in the Greater Belfast region at Castlereagh Road, Crumlin Road, Boucher Road, Holywood Exchange and Shore Road.