Main multidisciplinary contractor Winvic Construction has secured the contract to build a new UK headquarters in Tolworth for Lidl. The 250,000sq ft building will be just five miles from Lidl’s current HQ in Wimbledon and is expected to take two years to complete.
Northamptonshire based Winvic has been appointed based on their extensive experience across a wide range of sectors, its 100 per cent record of on-schedule delivery and their successful completion of Lidl’s UK Distribution Centre in Exeter. Distribution Centres are also underway in Motherwell and Doncaster. While the main contractor has made its reputation as the UK’s leading ‘shed specialist’, it has enjoyed sustained growth in the retail, PRS and civils sectors as well as constructing individual large commercial offices and whole business parks.
Lidl’s UK growth and future predicted market success has led them to outgrow their current site and a greater need for space to support its employees; the new facility will generate further jobs, a boost to the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and will help to support the supermarket’s expansion across the country.
Winvic director, Danny Nelson, commented: “Securing the Lidl Headquarters contract is in part testament to Winvic’s ability to exceed client expectations. We are delighted that the supermarket giant wants to now benefit from our commercial project expertise, following Winvic’s completion of its Exeter distribution warehouse in 2017. The larger office space that will allow Lidl to grow its business even further, will be ready for occupation in two years.”
Ingo Fischer, Lidl UK board director for expansion and development, added: “We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Winvic, to construct our new headquarters. It is a company much like Lidl, with ambitions of continued growth and exacting standards; we have every confidence that the building will be delivered with the same passion as the other Lidl developments Winvic has completed and is currently undertaking.”
People will be able to watch the development of the Lidl UK Headquarters in Tolworth on Winvic’s website – www.winvic.co.uk – after work has commenced in September.