Lidl Ireland has commenced construction of its new store at Talbot Mall in North Dublin City.
The €5 million development will see the largely vacant Talbot Mall transformed into a brand new, state-of-the-art Lidl store, directly creating 35 permanent jobs with the retailer while supporting up to 100 jobs in the locality during the development and construction phases, the discounter said.
In line with Dublin City Council’s objectives of revitalising older retail centres through the rejuvenation of existing shopping centres, Lidl Ireland said it plans to refurbish the old shopping arcade while preserving features of the original façade in tribute to the heritage of the local area and its community.
Showcasing Lidl’s commitment to sustainable building practices, the new store will be fully compliant with ISO 50001 standards and will feature a top of the range energy management system including LED lighting and the use of renewable electricity only.
The Talbot Street development is the most recent in a portfolio of significant investments Lidl Ireland has made in the Dublin city region since the opening of its first Dublin city store on Moore Street in 2004.
The retailer has invested more than €60 million in the Dublin city region in recent years, with a current operation of eight stores.
On the 5 July, Lidl Ireland announced a €550 million investment in its Irish operations over the next three years, including the strategic development of 20 new stores and the redevelopment of 24 more throughout the country.