The development of the 9,900m² waste ground in Shirebrook has been completely transformed to create the new Lidl store. The store boasts a 1,106m² sales area and facilities such as an in-store bakery, longer-style tills with dual packing, customer toilets, baby changing and parking for both cars and bicycles.
The build which commenced in Feb 2018 took just 7 months to complete and is now ready for its grand opening on the 1st November. On the build for the project, Joe Allmond (Contracts Manager) said:
Despite the heavy snowfall early on in the project we managed to stay on schedule, we had a great team working on the project from the site manager to the sub-contractors, and everyone delivered.
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The 23,700sq ft store due to be built in Dalton, Rotherham was secured by the Facilities, Maintenance and Building Department (FMB) this week and the 3rd project the Group have secured to build new stores for the global supermarket ‘Lidl’. The £3m project will commence on the 1st October and the new store is due to open in June 2019. The store will create 40 new jobs for the area and will be the second store the supermarket have in Rotherham.
On securing the project Commercial Manager James Flintham commented:
The tendering process to secure this build has been particularly rigorous, however I feel our track record of previous builds for the brand was in our favour and we are delighted to have secured this £3m contract.
We are always keen to use the local supply chain on our project and this is no exception, in particular we are keen to make contact with local suppliers and subcontractors for fencing, paving, landscaping and decorating.
The Group are currently completing the building of another store for the supermarket in Shirebrook, Mansfield which will be complete next week.
If you are a local supplier or sub-contractor please contact James Flintham on 01427 788 837.
The new flagship Lidl store was officially opened last month by Chairman of West Lindsey District Council, Councillor Angela Lawrence and the Lidl’s Head of Property, Graham Burr. The £3.2m build took 10 months to complete and has replaced the ageing store which was also in Gainsborough. The new store has created 40 new job opportunities and is double the size of the old store.
On the build Kevin Manterfield (Gelder Group Major Contracts Director) commented:
This store is modern, well equipped and built to a very high specification, we were delighted to show Lidl what we could produced when given the opportunity and I know we will hope to work with them on other projects.
The opening of the new store was heralded by a town cryer who welcomed the first 50 customers through the door.
There was a lot of construction work happening in May, see below for a selection of photos taken in and around some of the sites run by our Major Contracts division.
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With the UK General Election looming, Sharon Edwards (Political Reporter for the BBC) contacted Gelder Group to ask if we could help with filming a piece for the BBC. We arranged to meet Sharon and her film crew at our Lidl construction site in Gainsborough, where we were joined by some students from the Construction Career College in Gainsborough. The students had generously agreed to help out by saying a few lines to the camera — stating each political party’s policy with regards to housing and construction.
The filming was a success, despite the torrential rain and muddy construction site. The students performed admirably, although a couple of them did get cold feet when faced by the BBC film crew. Luckily, we had Alan Smith (Gelder Group Site Manager) close by and ready as a substitute. Ever the consummate professional, Alan agreed to stand-in at the last minute and had his lines recorded by the film crew.
Hopefully, the piece will be aired on the BBC soon. If you would like more information, please get in touch.
Working in partnership with Lincoln College, Gelder Group helped launch the UK’s first Construction Career College in Gainsborough. Since the launch, we have worked closely with the college in shaping the curriculum, including teaching an Architectural Design class. The latest collaboration project sees the students at the college doing field work at the Gelder Group’s £3.1m Lidl construction site in Gainsborough. Over the next few months, students will visit the site at different junctions of the build in order to see and learn about the different stages of the build process.
If you are interested in a career in construction, please see the Construction Career College website.