Lidl Northern Ireland brings the X-factor – opening of new Buncrana Road store

Lidl Northern Ireland brings the X-factor – opening of new Buncrana Road store

Ex-X-Factor star Eoghan Quigg opened the new look £8 million Lidl store on Thursday 29 July.

Lidl brought the x-factor to Derry/Londonderry with the opening of its brand new, £8 million state-of-the-art concept store at Buncrana Road on 29 July which was officially unveiled by X-Factor celebrity, Eoghan Quigg.

Located at the junction of Buncrana Road and Springtown Road, the newly expanded store replaces the retailer’s former site at 24 Buncrana Road.

First of three

It is the first of three new stores planned for the North West region as part of a wider £26 million investment into the region, announced earlier this year.

Dungiven local radio broadcaster Eoghan Quigg cut the ribbon to unveil the new look store and did a meet-and-greet with shoppers.

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.”

Occupying a 10,000 sq. metre site with a 2,217 sq metre store space, the store features higher ceilings, a more spacious interior layout and enlarged bakery areas. The store will also include improved facilities for store staff such as a larger canteen and welfare area and shower facilities.

Free EV charging

It incorporates a range of environmentally friendly features including an ISO 50001 certified Energy Management System and 4 electric vehicle charger spaces within its 146-space car park, enabling customers to charge their electric vehicles for free whilst they shop.

“Now that I am shopping for a family of my own, Lidl is my supermarket of choice, with its fantastic selection of quality products at great value. The new and improved store is a great addition to the local area and I can’t wait to get in myself for the weekly shop!”