Lidl has announced it will be building a brand new UK headquarters in Tolworth. The 250,000 sq ft space, located five miles from Lidl’s current HQ in Wimbledon, will take about two years to complete by multidisciplinary contract Winvic Construction Ltd.
Lidl’s exceptional growth in the UK and future predicted market success has caused it to outgrow its current site and a created the need for a bigger space to support its employees; the new facility will generate further jobs, a boost to the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and will help to support the supermarket’s expansion across the country.
Winvic Director, Danny Nelson, commented: “Securing the Lidl Headquarters contract is in part testament to Winvic’s ability to exceed client expectations. We are delighted that the supermarket giant wants to now benefit from our commercial project expertise, following Winvic’s completion of its Exeter distribution warehouse in 2017. The larger office space that will allow Lidl to grow its business even further, will be ready for occupation in two years.”
Ingo Fischer, Lidl UK Board Director for Expansion and Development, added: “We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Winvic, to construct our new headquarters. It is a company much like Lidl, with ambitions of continued growth and exacting standards; we have every confidence that the building will be delivered with the same passion as the other Lidl developments Winvic has completed and is currently undertaking.”
Work is due to commence in September.
A site has been secured, and the main contractor has been chosen, now work on Lidl’s new HQ in Tolworth is set to begin later this month