May 11, 2016 @ 22:00 by Alison Cowie
North East based construction and facilities management specialists, Taemar Ltd, has secured a multi-million pound contract to build a new Lidl store in Blyth.
The appointment marks a major development for Taemar Ltd after winning a competitive tender process to build a the new branch of the grocery store chain.
Until 2015, Taemar Ltd was formerly known as Adderstone Construction Ltd and are a subsidiary of Adderstone Group.
The announcement sees the supermarket giant replace its existing outlet on the former Bates Colliery site on Cowpen Road in Blyth, with a building double the size on additional land at the site.
Up to 200 construction related jobs will be created throughout the build process and 10 new jobs will be created at the Lidl branch on completion.
Taemar Ltd has been appointed to undertake the full design and build of the new store in a turnkey project, with the much of the works split into subcontract packages.
The new store layout will be 2,470m2 including a sales area of 1,424m2. There will be 134 car parking spaces and seven parking spaces for those with disabled badges as well as dedicated parent-and-child parking.
Work will start on site at the start of this month and the new store is set to open before the end of the year.
Taemar Ltd’s managing director, Rob Wilson, said: “We are delighted to be working with Lidl on what is an important development for Blyth and a significant contract win for Taemar Ltd.