Aldi gets green light for new €11m Kinsale store
16 February 2023 | 0
Aldi Ireland is set to open a new €11m store in Kinsale, Co. Cork in summer 2025.
The news comes as Aldi was granted local authority planning permission from Cork County Council.
According to the retailer, 50 jobs will be created during the construction phase, with 30 permanent roles being created when the store opens.
The new 1,315 sq m store will be located on New Road, with 102 car parking spaces available for customers in addition to 24 bike parking spaces.
Aldi will also provide four electric vehicle charging points, two of which will be accessible parking spaces. The carpark design also allows for future expansion with more electric vehicle charging points.
The store, designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible, will be powered by 100% renewable electricity, complemented by 90sqm of solar panels on its roof. The innovative design means the store roof will also feature large sections of living roof, further promoting local biodiversity.
Research conducted last month by Bounce Insights on behalf of Aldi Ireland revealed that 77% of the population have financial worries due to the ongoing cost-of-living crisis. Seven in ten people (72%) are conscious of the price of goods, and almost half (47%) of respondents are seeking value for every cent they spend, which according to Aldi, highlights the need for its value and range.
“This is great news for Cork shoppers and the local economy,” said Colin Breslin, Aldi regional managing director.
“Our environmentally friendly store will see a considerable investment of €11m into the local area, creating 30 new permanent jobs once the store opens and up to 50 jobs during its construction.”
“Our new store will also provide further opportunity for local food and drink producers to work with Aldi,” he added. “Last year, we sourced €70m of locally produced food and drink products from our Cork-based suppliers last year.”
Aldi’s Cork stores have donated over 301,000 meals to charity to date, as part of the retailer’s waste reduction programme. Each store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants Programme, with Cork Simon Community, CUH Children’s Hospital Appeal and Marymount Hospital & Hospice some of the several charities that availed of the €500 bursary grant in recent years.