Lidl has confirmed that its store on Silver Street in Kings Heath, will reopen its doors to customers at 8am on 19th October after undergoing a complete rebuild and refurbishment.
The redeveloped supermarket forms part of the company’s ongoing expansion and regeneration plans in the UK which will see it open 50 to 60 new stores a year.
The sales area of the supermarket has increased in size to 1424m² and the sustainable store boasts state-of-the-art facilities including a bakery, longer dual-style tills, customer toilets, baby changing and ample parking for both cars and bicycles. 40 new jobs have also been created for the local community.
The fully glass-fronted facade maximises natural daylight entering the building, whilst sensor controlled exterior sun blinds automatically operate to mitigate the effects of unwanted heat from solar gain. The electrical lighting system is made up entirely of LED fittings which, compared with a traditional lighting system, are over 50% more energy efficient whilst still providing excellent levels of lighting to meet the needs of customers choosing their products.
Lidl UK’s Regional Head of Property, Jeremy Lee, commented: “We would like to thank all those who have played a part in improving our Lidl store in Kings Heath. It is great for us to be able to create more jobs and investment opportunities in the area, and we can’t wait to start serving our multi-award winning products to the local community once again.”
Lidl has experienced continued growth over the years, with over 5.5 million shoppers visiting its supermarkets in the UK every week and it’s growth shows no signs of slowing, as the latest Kantar Worldpanel results highlighted the supermarket as the fastest growing in the UK with sales up 19.2% year on year and a market share high of 5.3%.
In addition to the opening day events, for the first week of trading, customers will be able to save up to £40 on non-food products including an overlock sewing machine (£79.00, RRP £119.00) on Thursday 19th, a professional food processor and blender (£39.99, RRP £79.99) on Friday 20th and pressure washer (£19.99, RRP £39.99).