March 21st, 2016

Sale to Lidl UK Gmbh for new regional distribution warehouse

St Francis Group has announced the sale of its 24 acre Opus Blueprint site to Lidl. Located at junction 9 of the M6 in Wednesbury, this key strategic site has been remediated, serviced and made ready for plot development and Lidl will now develop a 475,000 sq ft regional distribution warehouse here.

Building work started on site on January 4 and Lidl and Lidl expects to be operational in November this year. The total job numbers are reported to be in the order of 500. Part of the site works were funded by way of a loan from the Growing Palaces Fund administered by the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).