Work starts at Lidl’s new Lanarkshire base

L-R Gordon Rafferty, regional property director, Ross Millar, regional director, Graeme Mair, senior construction consultant on the site of the new Lidl distribution centre

CONSTRUCTION work has started on Lidl’s new regional distribution centre (RDC) at Eurocentral in North Lanarkshire.

The supermarket is working with Winvic Construction to build the facility, which is tipped to open in 2019. The centre will replace the current warehouse in Livingston, which opened in 1996.

Lidl said the new development will feature energy efficiency measures, including heat recovery systems, renewable and other zero-carbon technologies.

Ross Millar, Lidl UK’s managing director for Scotland said, “As we continue to invest in our property portfolio and open new stores, it is vital to have the supply chain infrastructure to support this. Our new distribution centre is therefore necessary to secure our future growth in Scotland.

“It is equally as important to be able to provide new job opportunities for the local economy in addition to the existing jobs we currently have. As such, we’re incredibly excited to break ground and start the build.”