Supermarket chain Lidl is to take a new 600,000 sq ft site at Bristol as it unveils plans for four new regional distribution centres.
The purchase of the 33-acre site at Central Park, Avonmouth, is double the size of its existing Weston-super-Mare depot, which the new Bristol site will replace.
Lidl will also open new regional distribution centres in Exeter, Wednesbury and Southampton.
The Bristol deal is with Delta Properties.
Lidl UK Head of Warehouse Expansion, Adrienne Howells, said: “It’s an incredibly exciting time for Lidl as our sales performance continues to outperform the market. We are therefore working hard to ensure that the right infrastructure is in place for us to manage increased customer demand.
“We have big ambitions within the South West of England and our proposed new RDCs, both in Bristol and East Devon, will help to fulfil our expansion plans whilst continuing to service our existing stores in the regions.”
Central Park will benefit from plans for the new M49 junction, coming straight into the site.
This move follows Lidl’s announcement in November of last year that it would be investing more than £1.5bn over the next three years as it continues to expand its store and warehouse portfolio to accommodate its rapid growth in the UK.
Bilfinger GVA and Knight Frank represented Delta Properties. Colliers acted for Lidl.