Mantas Enčeris, Head of Mitnija’s branch in the UK, commented that the long-term partnership with Lidl GB is the result of consistent efforts in implementing the company’s strategy.
“Our partnership with Lidl in the United Kingdom started in 2016, after a successful collaboration between Lidl and Mitnija in Lithuania, where we built a 42,000 sq. m logistics center in the Kaunas region and six stores for this long-term client. We have carried out all the orders from Lidl GB by providing our Design & Build service. This means that as the general contractor, we are responsible for the entire process – from design to construction. In the UK, most projects are built under the Design & Build concept. Our ability to provide such a service has undoubtedly contributed to our successful partnership with Lidl GB and other clients in the UK.”
“Lidl of the Future” stores in the UK stand out due to their modern architecture, spacious planning and energy-efficient technologies. They have wider aisles, larger spaces for goods between the tills, baby-care facilities as well as larger employee relaxation rooms. The front façade of the building is made entirely out of glass, so the interior is illuminated by natural light, while automatically controlled external shutters protect the building from heat.
Lidl pays special attention to the environment. Compared to other buildings of similar size and purpose, new Lidl stores emit 20% less CO2, i.e. around 40 metric tons of CO2 annually. The lighting system in the stores, which consists of LEDs, also saves about 50% of electricity compared to conventional lighting systems.