North Lanarkshire Council has today granted planning permission to supermarket chain Lidl for a new Scottish Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) at Eurocentral.

The food retailer is planning a multi-million pound investment in the relocation of its 400 strong workforce from Livingston to the new site, located off Coddington Crescent, which the company secured in 2016.

The planned 58,000 m² highly sustainable RDC will replace Lidl UK’s current Scottish headquarters, which the business has outgrown since moving in back 1996.

The move will enable the supermarket to provide enhanced support for the supermarket’s 92 stores up and down the country (from Kirkwall to Stranraer), as well as create more local job opportunities and allow for further expansion and investment in Scotland.

Ross Millar, managing director for Lidl in Scotland, said: “We have worked very closely with North Lanarkshire Council since 2016 and are greatly encouraged by the committee’s decision at today’s committee meeting.

“Our new RDC not only signifies an investment in our own infrastructure and workforce, but also highlights our wider ambitions within Scotland as Lidl UK continues to experience incredible growth.

“Our expansion could not be possible without being able to recruit the right people and I am equally proud that we were the first supermarket to pay the Living Wage rate, as set by the Living Wage Foundation.”

Construction is expected to commence within six months.