Lidl Ireland cements plans for €11 million investment in Clonshaugh

Retailer welcomes planning grant for state-of-the-art store, creating 35 new jobs

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A decision from An Bord Pleanála to grant permission for a brand-new state-of-the-art store in Clonshaugh, Dublin 17, has been welcomed by Lidl Ireland.

Lidl is set to invest €11 million in the locality as part of this project, which the retailer says will create 35 new permanent jobs as well as 80 more local construction jobs through the development phase. Construction is scheduled to begin on site early next year with a mid-summer opening.

Lidl’s plans for this new state-of-the-art store boasts impressive sustainability elements. Having recently opened Ireland’s first A1 energy rated retail store in Bagenalstown, Co Carlow, the new Lidl Clonshaugh store will also be built to this standard further showcasing Lidl Ireland’s leadership in sustainable building.

According to Lidl, the A1 energy rated store will optimise the building’s design, usage of materials, and reduced energy consumption through the use of energy systems such as solar PV panels, energy efficient heat pumps, and LED lighting, which in turn, reduces green-house gas emissions. The new store will also provide a superior shopping experience for Lidl customers with a spacious interior layout, high ceilings and wide aisles.

“We are determined to support the local community through this project by fundraising for local Ladies Gaelic Football clubs, schools, and charity groups in the locality,” said Brian Smyth, regional Property Executive for Lidl Ireland.

“We are also generating more funding for youth mental health services in North Dublin City through our charity partner, Jigsaw,” he added.

In January, Lidl announced its plans to recruit 315 new employees across its Dublin-based operations this year, in addition to the 35 roles as part of the Clonshaugh project. These new jobs are planned to support a variety of operational roles across its existing 44 stores in the county, which forms part of the group’s overall commitment of 1,200 new roles in Ireland this year.

 

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