Lidl to build distribution centre in Leeds in expansion push

  • Print
  • Share
  • Comment
  • Save


No opening date for the Gildersome site had been confirmed

Lidl UK is to build its 17th distribution centre after purchasing a 38-acre site in Gildersome, Leeds.

The 600,000 sq ft site will create up to 500 jobs and forms part of Lidl’s £1.45bn UK expansion investment across 2017-18, the supermarket said.

It’s the eighth new UK RDC announced by Lidl within the last two years and follows plans for facilities in Doncaster, Bolton, Peterborough and the biggest yet, a one million sq ft site in Luton.

No opening date for the Gildersome site had been confirmed as it depended on factors including “the length of the planning process”, according to a spokeswoman.

A further four new warehouses are planned “in the coming years”, she added.

Meet the man that transformed Lidl’s booze and he’s only just 30

The discounter has also opened 20 new stores since February, bringing the UK estate to 720.

“As we continue to open new stores and serve more customers across the country, it’s important that we also continue to build foundations for the future,” said Ingo Fischer, Lidl UK board director for expansion and development.

“This latest investment joins a long line of Lidl warehouses set to open over the next seven years, which are all vital in supporting our growth.”

Have your say

  • Print
  • Share
  • Comment
  • Save

Grocer jobs Experts in FMCG

SmithCarey Recruitment Sales Director

Sales Director - SmithCarey Recruitment

Six figure basic + bonus, car & benefits
Search jobs



CLICK HERE to search for the products, services and companies you need in the definitive guide to the UK food and drink industry.

Need more than 5 subscriptions? Make your life easier with a Corporate Account. Find out more.



Yes!I want to read more     CLAIM FREE TRIAL NOW
Sign up to a 30 day free trial