Lidl Ireland has said it has welcomed the decision from An Bord Pleanála to grant permission for a new store in Clonshaugh, Dublin 17.
Lidl said it is set to invest €11 million in the locality as part of this project, creating 35 new permanent jobs with the retailer as well as 80 more local construction jobs through the development phase.
Construction is scheduled to begin on site early next year with a mid-summer opening.
According to the discounter, having recently opened Ireland’s first A1 energy rated retail store in Bagenalstown, Co Carlow, the new Lidl Clonshaugh store will also be built to this standard further showcasing Lidl Ireland’s leadership in sustainable building.
The A1 energy rated store will optimise the building’s design, usage of materials, and reduced energy consumption through the use of energy systems such as solar PV panels, energy efficient heat pumps, and LED lighting, which in turn, reduces green-house gas emissions, the retailer said.
Brian Smyth, regional property executive for Lidl Ireland commented, “We are determined to support the local community through this project by fundraising for local Ladies Gaelic Football clubs, schools, and charity groups in the locality."
"We are also generating more funding for youth mental health services in North Dublin City through our charity partner, Jigsaw," he said.
"Not only is Lidl committed to providing its customers with high quality produce at market leading value, but we also strive to support the local communities of our stores and customers. We look forward to further solidifying these goals with our new store in Clonshaugh, Dublin 17,” Smyth added.
In January, Lidl announced its plans to recruit 315 new employees across its Dublin-based operations this year, in addition to the 35 roles as part of the Clonshaugh project.
These new jobs are planned to support a variety of operational roles across its existing 44 stores in the county, which forms part of the overall commitment of 1,200 new roles in Ireland this year.