Lidl announce reopening date for the store destroyed during Storm Emma 1 year ago

Lidl announce reopening date for the store destroyed during Storm Emma

Lidl has announced its plans to reopen the store that was destroyed earlier this year during a week of snow.

The Fortunestown store, which was infamously destroyed by a JCB during Storm Emma, will reopen on August 30 later this year.

The German company has released a statement that notes several improvements and renovations which have been made to the Fortunestown store through its reconstruction.

"The store will be built to the ISO50001 energy efficiency standard and incorporate features such as heat recovery, LED lighting, sensor controlled exterior sun blinds to reduce unwanted heat from the sun, and high insulation external cladding."

The size of the store and its accompanying parking facilities have almost doubled.

"Floor space in the store has increased from 997m2 to 1698m2 and customer car parking facilities have almost doubled and will include a number of electric vehicle charging points."

Lidl employees who had been affected by the destruction of the Fortunestown store had been re-assigned to positions in different Lidl stores throughout Dublin, but will be moved back to Fortunestown once the store reopens.

The company also thanks the support that they have received from the community since the original Fortunestown Lidl was destroyed.