GCW is targeting locations which will ideally offer a 1.5 acre site on which to build a 27,000 sq ft store with 100 plus car parking spaces. However, recognising the challenge of finding large enough sites in London, Lidl will also look at sites of around 0.8 acres upwards for smaller stores down to 16,000 sq ft. GCW will also investigate opportunities for Lidl to work with developers as part of mixed-use schemes.
“We are excited to be working with a growing brand. An in-depth knowledge of food stores is a traditional strength of GCW and this instruction builds on our insight into the convenience food market. We hope it will be the beginning of a strong partnership with Lidl” says GCW director Simon Horner.