Lidl store front_generic shot

Lidl has bought a 43.7 acres of land for a regional distribution centre as part of a push to expand its presence in the North West.

The facility at Logistics North, Bolton, is expected to create around 500 jobs in the area once it has been built on the site, which is adjacent to junction four of the M61.

Adrienne Howells, Lidl UK’s head of warehouse expansion, said: “With more British customers choosing Lidl as their family supermarket, we are laser focused on the sustainable growth of our business.

“Once again we are delighted to reveal plans for another Lidl distribution centre in Great Britain, bringing investment to Bolton, new jobs and additional support to our existing and future stores in the north of England.”

Lidl is expected to hand in a planning application for the facility later in the year, and Bolton Council leader Cliff Morisson said the supermarket’s acquisition was “great news” for the area.