Inside the freezer at the Lidl Distribution Centre. The staff have to wear balaclavas and other heavy clothing as the temperature is -23.3c.

Video: See inside Lidl's expanded distribution centre in Mullingar

One of Ireland's largest buildings with an area equivalent to nine Aviva Stadiums or four Croke Parks, Lidl's newly expanded distribution hub in Mullingar was officially opened today by Minister of State Peter Burke.

The Westmeath Examiner was given a tour of the impressive facility this morning.

Pictured at the official opening of Lidl’s Regional Distribution Centre in Mullingar on Friday, following an €80M investment, are Alan Barry, Chief Development Officer, Lidl Ireland & Northern Ireland and Minister Peter Burke. Lidl invested €1m on a football pitch sized rooftop solar panel array. Pic: Paul MacDonald