Possible jobs boost on the cards as Lidl plan expansion

Tipp Town store set for revamp

Possible jobs boost on the cards as Lidl plan expansion

Lidl Ireland has lodged a planning application with Tipperary County Council to revamp its entire Tipperary town store.

The application plans to demolish the existing store on Bank Place and construct a new 'mono-pitched' outlet totaling 2,674 square metres over one or two storeys. The plans also include a retail sales area with bakery and off licence, public toilet facilities, office and meeting rooms and storage facilities.

A decision is due on September 15. The discount food store is one of nine Lidl Ireland stores currently in operation in Tipperary.

This news follows last weeks announcement that Lidl Ireland stores are to hire an extra 600 staff over 24 months to its 4,000 strong workforce.

The positions will be across store operations, warehousing, distribution and head office. A spokesperson for Lidl Ireland declined to comment on the exact number of possible jobs in Tipperary.