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Germany: Lidl's new distribution center in Erlensee

Discount Retail Chain Lidl Germany (owned by Schwarz Gruppe) is constructing the most modern and sustainable Lidl administration and goods distribution center in Germany is currently being built in Erlensee in Hesse. A lot has changed on the site since the groundbreaking in June 2020: The prefabricated parts for the hall walls have been installed, the roof of the goods distribution center has been covered and the car parking spaces and the rainwater retention basin have been created. The facade is currently being completed. The hall floor was recently poured in the building and the interior work is starting. Completion of the DC planned in autumn, commissioning planned for 2021

“We are pleased with the rapid construction progress. The new building for our regional company will be ready for occupancy in autumn. We plan to start delivering to the Erlensee branches this year, ”explains Maximilian Wiedmann, Director of Real Estate, Project Development and Warehouse Expansion at Lidl in Germany.

Focus on sustainability

The administration and goods distribution center in Erlensee will receive platinum certification from the German Society for Sustainable Building. Only a few logistics properties in Germany carry this award. The sustainability measures in Erlensee include the use of ecological, high-quality building materials as well as particularly efficient thermal insulation and insulation of the building envelope. The cooling systems are operated exclusively with natural refrigerants and are also designed to be particularly energy-saving. The entire building is heated by the waste heat from these systems, so that no fossil fuels have to be used. The largest photovoltaic system at Lidl in Germany produces around 1.2 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year. By using rainwater and service water as process water, Lidl saves around 2,500 cubic meters of drinking water annually. As part of Lidl's own species protection program “Lidl Habitat”, a 28,000 square meter flowering meadow is also being created for wild bees and beneficial insects.

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