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Taemar Ltd win multi-million pound Lidl contract

Taemar Ltd have secured a multi-million pound contract to build a new Lidl store in Blyth.

The contract was won following a competitive tender process to build a new branch of the popular grocery store chain.

The supermarket will replace an exisiting outlet on the former Bates Colliery site on Cowpen Road in Blyth, with a building that will be double the size on additional land at the site.

The new store layout will be 2,470 sq m including a sales area of 1,424 sq m, and will include 134 car parking spaces, seven parking spaces for those with disabled badges, as well as dedicated parent-and-child parking.

The “Lidl of the Future” will have a cutting edge design, and will also work towards reducing its environmental impact by reducing the CO2 emission rate by over 20% when compared with a building of the same type, size and use; that is circa 40 tons of CO2 a year, which is equivalent to flying a jumbo jet over 700 miles.

Natural daylight entering the building will be maximised, with a fully glass front façade, whilst sensor controlled exterior sun blinds automatically operate to mitigate the effects of unwanted heat from solar gain.

Throughout the construction process, up to 200 jobs in construction will be created, and 10 new jobs will be created at the Lidl branch on completion.

Lidl UK’s Regional Head of Property, David Murphy, commented: “We could not be more delighted to have received planning permission, and look forward to getting started on construction with Taemar. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the local community for their continued support, and very much look forward to opening our doors and offering our fresh, quality, great value products in the not too distant future.”

Taemar Ltd’s Managing Director, Rob Wilson said: “We are delighted to be working with Lidl on what is an important development for Blyth”.