Stepnell appointed for new Bedford Lidl
Stepnell has been appointed to build Lidl’s new multi-million pound supermarket in Bedford.
Our Rugby-based construction team has just begun work on the nine-month programme to create the 2,206 sq m supermarket in a retail and commercial area in Goldington Road, on the eastern edge of the town.
The purpose-built new store – Lidl’s third in the town – is set to create up to 40 new jobs for local residents.
The single-storey contemporary building features a steel-frame construction with a large glazed frontage facing the new car park which will have 126 free car parking spaces. The modern store interior will feature wide aisles and an on-site bakery. Also included within the development is a 555 sqm warehouse area.
Stepnell was chosen for the scheme following the company’s successful delivery of new stores for Lidl at King’s Heath, Birmingham, and at Oakham, Rutland, through separate contracts.
“We’re extremely pleased to be working once again with Lidl as we help create the company’s attractive new supermarket for Bedford,” says Stepnell construction director Bill Haynes. “Our team has a significant record of delivering successful, high-profile retail developments and are proud to be bringing that expertise to this exciting scheme.”
The new Bedford foodstore has been designed to achieve high sustainability standards and will meet the BREEAM ‘Very Good’ standard for sustainability performance.
Image courtesy of Whittam Cox Architects