Lidl Ireland has announced that a planning application has been lodged for a new Lidl store as part of a wider development in Blarney, Co. Cork.
If approved, the new store will expand the retailer’s Co. Cork portfolio to 21 stores.
In conjunction with the landowner, Lidl said that it is working with architects and planners to create a bespoke design in keeping with the area to ensure that the new development will contribute positively to Blarney.
The development plans includes a café and if approved the new store will create 30 new local jobs with the retailer in Blarney, while the café on site will create 10 new jobs.
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.
As part of Lidl’s design, the retailer said that it plans to include a green roof.
Partially covered in vegetation, the green roof absorbs rainwater and provides insulation reducing the need for in store drainage systems, the discount retailer explained.
Supporting Local Suppliers
The new proposed store will also support many local suppliers in the region including West Cork Distillers, who supply Lidl with premium, award-winning whiskeys and gins including Wild Burrow Irish Gin and Dundalgan Irish Whiskey, Lidl said.
Lidl Ireland currently employs 5,200 employees in its 163 stores, Head Office in Tallaght and three distribution centres and regional offices based in Charleville, Mullingar and Newbridge.
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