Meldrum were appointed to construct the new store at Bedlington upon the former Local Authority Care Home site.
The design was revised by Meldrum from Lidl’s traditional concrete frame to that of a structural steel frame with lightweight blockwork solution, the change in the build process introduced a significant reduction in build period.
The 8500m2 retail facility is a contains its own in house bakery, baby changing facilities and large glazed frontage that provides a bright enviroment. Externally the facility can accommodate 132 parking spaces with dedicated external delivery areas for HGV traffic
The completed store reflects the client’s vision for their updated wave of retail facilities and the £2.9m contract was delivered in 32 weeks.