Building and civil engineering contractor Britcon has secured two further contracts to expand and refurbish Lidl stores in Grimsby and Barton on Humber.
The contracts, worth several million pounds, follow the successful completion of recent store extension projects in Coventry and Leicester for the discount super market chain with further projects in the pipeline.
Britcon is currently building a 4,500 sq. ft extension for the store on Cromwell Road in Grimsby to create space for a new bakery, freezer area and additional warehouse facilities that will create an 18,000 sq ft facility in total. It is also demolishing three residential properties to make way for the extension and providing a new loading dock and additional parking.
The store closed from New Year’s Eve for a five week period to allow Britcon to knock through to the existing store and completely refit the extended store and replace all external landscaped areas.
In Barton on Humber Britcon is refurbishing the 12,000 sq. ft High Street store with a reconfiguration of space, new glazing, heightened ceilings, new flooring and full mechanical and electrical installation. It is also resurfacing the car park with new kerbing and landscaping. The store also closed on New Year’s Eve for intensive works with plans to re-open late February 2015.
Paul Clarkson MD at Britcon said, “We are pleased to secure further contracts with Lidl. It is testament to our expertise in the food retail sector and demonstrates trust in our capabilities to deliver full design and build services for Lidl during its store refurbishment programme.”
Britcon has specialised expertise in the retail and food industry and has previously completed retail build contracts for other well-known food stores as well as specialised food manufacturing facilities and food waste disposal through the construction of anaerobic digestion plants for a number of clients.