Lidl launch work on new £7m supermarket at Belfast’s Boucher Road

L-R: Ivan Ryan, Regional Managing Director, Lidl Northern Ireland and Gerard McClelland, Chief Executive, Ganson UK
Ivan Ryan, regional managing director for Lidl NI (left) with and Gerard McClelland, chief executive of Ganson UK. (PHIL SMYTH PHOTO)

Lidl has launched work on its new store on Belfast’s Boucher Road.

The new £7 million supermarket is being developed next to the Olympia Leisure Centre and close to Windsor Park.

Lidl’s long-time contracting partner Ganson UK has started breaking ground on the 24,627 sq ft retail unit.

The German retailer previously announced plans to include a drive-through café as part of the Boucher Road retail development.

It’s unclear if that aspect of the project will proceed.

Lidl is also progressing work on a new £6.5m store at the Carryduff shopping centre, south of Belfast.

A total of 75 new jobs are expected to be created between both sites, which will take the retailer to 43 supermarkets across Northern Ireland this year.

A new store is also being planned for Sprucefield, alongside store replacement projects in Cookstown, Dungannon, Coleraine and Craigavon.

“We’re delighted to kick off 2024 with a number of key expansion projects and are quickly advancing our plans for our first store in South Belfast,” said Lidl NI managing director Ivan Ryan.

“This new store on Boucher Road will bring major investment to the locality and will create new jobs and bring real choice, quality and the best value to residents and visitors to this part of the city.

“We’re also really pleased that new store plans in Carryduff are now progressing, and we look forward to celebrating its opening and to welcoming new colleagues and customers in both locations this year.”