First look inside Derry’s new £8m Lidl superstore ahead of opening

The shelves are being stacked and the final touches added ahead of the grand opening of Derry’s new £8m Lidl superstore in Springtown later this week.
The Journal yesterday was given a sneak preview of the interior of the impressive 2,217 sq metre store ,which will be one of the largest supermarkets in the north west when it opens on Thursday at 8am.

By Brendan McDaid
Tuesday, 27th July 2021, 12:12 pm

Ten new jobs have been created at the store, which will replace the current Lidl store close by on Buncrana Road.

Local personality Eoghan Quigg will cut the ribbon and officially welcoming the first customers on Thursday.

The relocated outlet is the first of three new Lidl stores planned for the North West, with two more planned for Crescent Link and Strabane.

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There will be an enlarged bakery section at the new store.

Regional Director for Lidl Northern Ireland, Conor Boyle, said: “As Northern Ireland’s fastest-growing supermarket, we’re delighted to continue moving confidently forward with our long-established investment plans for the North West, bringing new employment opportunities to the local community and offering customers an enhanced shopping experience at this new location.

“We’re delighted to confirm the new Buncrana Road store opening date for Thursday 29 July.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming shoppers through our doors and bringing our fresh, high-quality products and market-leading value to more shoppers in the North West region.”

The new store will incorporate a range of environmentally friendly features.

The new Lidl store will open on Thursday morning.

These will include an ISO 50001 certified Energy Management System and four electric vehicle charger spaces within its 146-space car park, enabling customers to charge their electric vehicles for free whilst they shop.

Speaking ahead of the new store launch, Eoghan Quigg said: “There are always great opening day deals to be had as well, so it’s shaping up to be a great event.”

Part of the frozen section at the new Lidl store.
Some of the household items in the new store.
Some of the household items in the new store.
One of the food aisles in the new store.
Some of the household items in the new store.
Part of the 146-space car park at the new Lidl.