High five for Stepnell as it completes two more Lidl Stores

Stepnell has delivered two Lidl stores within the Midlands as part of its role in the supermarket’s nationwide expansion.

The new stores – in Loughborough and Droitwich Spa – are the fourth and fifth delivered by Stepnell through the global grocery chain’s UK construction framework.

The twin projects follow on from successful builds in Birmingham, Oakham and Bedford.

Designed by John Roberts Architects, the supermarkets feature full-height glazed façade and a modern interior, as well as on-site bakeries, management offices and welfare facilities for store employees.

The 2,460 square metre Loughborough site has been built on a brownfield area and the steel-framed Droitwich Spa store sits on the Droitwich Spa Retail Park on the edge of the town centre.

As well as its work with Lidl GB, Stepnell has also delivered construction projects for well-known brands such as Costa Coffee.

Stepnell East Midlands regional director Tom Sewell said: “This latest store takes us to five delivered through the Lidl GB framework and illustrates our ability to deliver high-quality, contemporary supermarkets on tight schedules for one of the country’s leading grocery chains.

“This continued success highlights our strong track record in retail construction and our ability to deliver challenging projects to the highest level of finish.”

Stepnell West Midlands regional director John Rawlinson said: “We are delighted that the Droitwich Spa store is a continuation of our successful association with Lidl GB.

“As a complete construction partner, we have worked alongside Lidl to ensure a high quality of build that has used local construction workers and suppliers throughout. The store is a testament to our great working relationship with Lidl GB and we hope to partner with them on further stores in the future.”

John Roberts Architects director Richard Mair said: “These projects are always high-pressure and need a well-organised contractor to deliver them to the very tight programmes, so we were happy to work with Stepnell again for our fourth Lidl store together.”

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