Lidl Ireland lodges planning application for ‘landmark development’ in Douglas

Lidl store would create 30 new local jobs as well as offer housing as part of the application



22 June 2021

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Lidl Ireland recently submitted a planning application for a new site in Douglas, Co Cork.

The application is for a landmark building with strong architectural finishes and would see construction of a mixed use development, Lidl states.

Alongside an environmentally friendly Lidl store, the development would include eight two-bed apartments, a cafe and another commercial unit.

The site in question faces onto the roundabout on the Douglas Relief Road (R610) and is currently lying vacant and unused.

The proposal from Lidl would, according to the retailer, add a development that is in keeping with the area but, will offer residents more choice when it comes to shopping as well as housing and additional amenities.

Visually the building will be completed in brick with white render as a secondary material. The apartment scheme, which will be situated on the third and fourth floors, will be spacious with good ceiling heights and be centred around a courtyard, as outlined in a Housing Quality Assessment report conducted which forms part of the application.

Lidl’s regional director for the Munster area Conor Nagle describes the application as “an exciting proposal” which “will turn an unused site into one that offers great services to the community.

“When approved, this brand new state of the art store will create 30 new local jobs as well as supporting many hundreds more during the construction phase of the entire development,” Nagle added. “Lidl is committed to delivering high quality builds and we have employed the use of leading architects and designers to make the best use of this site.”

The planned store will incorporate a range of sustainability features including an ISO 50001 certified Energy Management System, electric vehicle charger spaces and a solar panel system.



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