Work To Start Soon on Lidl's Houghton Regis North Store

Lidl are expected to open a new supermarket in Houghton Regis on the Linmere Development north of the town later this year. Permission for a large supermarket has been granted . 40 new jobs for the area are to be created.

The store will be situated on the Sundon Link Road (off the Woodside Link road towards M1 J11a).

Lidl construction partners Mitnija will build the store, which will include an on-site bakery, customer toilets and parking. Mitnija have worked across the country to create “Lidl of the Future” stores in the UK featuring modern architecture, spacious planning and energy-efficient technologies. The stores have wider aisles, larger spaces for goods between the tills, baby-care facilities as well as larger employee relaxation rooms. The front façade of the building is made entirely out of glass, so the interior is illuminated by natural light, while automatically controlled external shutters protect the building from heat.

Lidl pays special attention to the environment. Compared to other buildings of similar size and purpose, new Lidl stores emit 20% less CO2, i.e. around 40 metric tons of CO2 annually. The lighting system in the stores, which consists of LEDs, also saves about 50% of electricity compared to conventional lighting systems.

Construction will begin later this month, with a view to opening the store this autumn, according to a statement from Lidl GB. The company's regional head of property is Jason Buckley. Mitnija on LinkedIn “We look forward to getting started on the works and seeing the final product — a newly built shiny Lidl Store. ”