Lidl UK opens new 250,000sq ft head office

Lidl has officially opened its new British headquarters in Tolworth, following three years of construction.

Dubbed “Lidl House”, the discount grocer unveiled the 250,000sq ft building, which has been designed to cater for its 800-strong head office team.

The new office spans across five floors and comprises of large open-plan office spaces will support agile working, with an atrium and several multi-function areas designed for colleagues to meet and engage.

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There will also be a large canteen its own gym, exclusive to Lidl employees.

“The investment in our new headquarters underlines our long-term commitment to the UK and will help facilitate our growth for years to come,” Lidl CEO Christian Härtnagel, who is set to leave the business, said.

“This is a significant milestone for Lidl GB, finally bringing us together under one roof as one team,” Lidl GB incoming chief executive, Ryan McDonnell said.

“This amazing new space is designed to really enhance collaboration, encouraging more flexible ways of working for all colleagues, with dedicated areas to suit their needs, as well as providing them with the resources they need to work as one team.

“Most importantly it’s a sign of our absolute commitment to our colleagues, our customers and our suppliers, and our desire to continue pushing forward with our rapid expansion so that we can offer even more communities the chance to access high quality food at market-leading prices.”

The news follows Lidl Northern Ireland’s announcement that it will create 180 local jobs and will increase pay by £1.5 million to reward all employees for their efforts throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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