A Sandiacre supermarket has reopened following a major £2million rebuilding project which will set the standard for the company’s future.
Mayor of Erewash Councillor Abey Stevenson cut the ceremonial ribbon as Lidl, on Station Road, opened on Thursday, February 16.
The old supermarket closed in June 2016, and was completely demolished to make way for the state-of-the-art store.
Lidl’s regional head of property Nick Harvey said: “We would like to thank all those who have played a part in improving our Lidl store in Sandiacre.
“It is wonderful 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.”
The sales area of the supermarket has increased in size to 1,424m² and now includes additional facilities such as a bakery, customer toilets, baby changing facilities and expanded parking for both cars and bicycles.
The development is part of the company’s ongoing expansion and regeneration plans in the UK which will see its existing store portfolio of 640 stores increase to up to 1,500.
The Sandiacre store model is intended as the blueprint for future developments, and features cutting edge design elements intended to improve customers’ shopping experience and reduce the company’s carbon emissions.
Lidl now boasts a 4.5 per cent share of the UK’s competitive grocery market.