Lidl opens sec­ond store, re­stores mill

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

Lidl opened its sec­ond store in Sligo and at 1600sq me­tres, is one of its big­gest, at Finisklin Road last Thurs­day morn­ing.

The new store cre­ates 25 jobs and was of­fi­cially opened by Sligo Ladies GAA cap­tain, Noelle Gorm­ley.

As a ges­ture mark­ing its open­ing, Lidl do­nated €1,000 to North West Hospice.

As part of the con­struc­tion, Lidl in­cor­po­rated restora­tion works of the Lyons Ter­race Mill on the same site which was built in c.1837 and served Sligo port

It has been brought back to life af­ter years of ne­glect and the new build­ing will in­cor­po­rate a restau­rant in due course.

Lidl worked with a con­ser­va­tion ar­chi­tect to as­sist with the restora­tion with re­moval of paint works and restor­ing the stonework to its orig­i­nal state.

Con­nect­ing the mill build­ing to the new Lidl store is a land­scaped pub­lic area with raised land­scaped plant­ing beds built with re­claimed stone from the site it­self.

The new store in­cor­po­rates a range of strate­gies to re­duce en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact. It is pow­ered by green elec­tric­ity and is cer­ti­fied to ISO50001 en­ergy ef­fi­ciency stan­dards.

Over the next few weeks a so­lar pho­to­voltaic sys­tem will be in­stalled which will gen­er­ate ap­prox­i­mately 25% of the store s en­ergy re­quire­ments.

The store also of­fers cus­tomers free use of a num­ber of elec­tric ve­hi­cle charg­ing points.

The store opens from 8am to 10pm Mon­day to Satur­day and 9am to 9pm on Sun­days. There are 147 car park­ing spa­ces.

Rory Far­rell, Store Man­ager said: ” We are de­lighted to open Lidl’s 158th store to­day in such a fan­tas­tic lo­ca­tion.

“We wanted to bring a new state of the art store to the area while also com­ple­ment­ing the com­mu­nity’s his­tor­i­cal past. Restor­ing the Lyons Ter­race Mill not only brings the site back to life, but also, brings it back to its orig­i­nal pur­pose which was to pro­vide for the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

“We are re­ally ex­cited to get to know the lo­cal com­mu­nity. We have a new fan­tas­tic state of the art store packed full of fan­tas­tic prod­ucts at mar­ket lead­ing prices. On be­half of Lidl Ire­land, we would like to thank the lo­cal com­mu­nity for their con­tin­ued sup­port through­out the build.”

Sligo LGFA cap­tain, Noelle Gorm­ley and Rory Far­rell, Store Man­ager, pic­tured at the of­fi­cial open­ing of Lidl’s new store on Finisklin Road last Thurs­day morn­ing.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.