Lidl Ireland welcomes planning grant for Knocknacarra store

Retailer says new store will create up to 30 permanent jobs when it opens

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17 September 2020 | 0

Lidl Ireland has welcomed the decision by Galway City Council to grant planning for a new store in Knocknacarra.

This is the second time in recent months that Lidl has worked with Galway City Council to achieve a positive planning outcome for the retailer.

Lidl worked closely with architects and planners to arrive at a final bespoke design that Galway City Council agreed will contribute positively to the Knocknacarra area.

According to Lidl, the development will result in  the creation of up to 30 permanent new jobs once the store opens.

Lidl intends to put the project out to tender in December following a final decision from Galway County Council, with a view to commencing construction in January 2021, creating the equivalent of 50 full time construction jobs for a year.

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. It will also offer the retailer’s growing customer base “a superior shopping experience” with a spacious interior layout, high ceilings and wide aisles creating a comfortable shopping experience for customers.

I’d like to thank Galway City Council for their ongoing support in helping us invest significantly in the Galway City area by enabling us to create new local jobs and continue to deliver the highest quality at the best prices to our loyal Galway customers,” said Paul Downey, regional property executive, Lidl Ireland.

Alongside Lidl’s new state-of-the-art store, the new development in Knocknacarra will also have opportunity for a café operator and three other retail units which are yet to be filled.

 

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