Aldi unveils plans to open new Castlecomer store
Planning application for the 52,500sq ft development which will feature Aldi as the anchor tenant, has been submitted to Kilkenny County Council
25 February 2020 | 0
Aldi has confirmed plans to open a new store in Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny as part of the retailer’s €160m Irish store network investment programme.
Expected to open in 2022, the new store will be located in the centre of Castlecomer, on the site of the town’s former creamery. The site, vacant for several years, is being developed by Greenstripe Ltd., and will feature the Aldi store as the anchor tenant, along with additional retail, office and residential units. The creamery’s historic three-storey mill building, a protected structure, will also be preserved and fully refurbished. A planning application for the 52,500 square feet development on the eight acre site has been submitted to Kilkenny County Council.
The development of the new Aldi store will result in up to 100 jobs being created during the construction period, with 20 permanent positions becoming available upon opening.
The 1,315sq m store will be constructed in Aldi’s award-winning Project Fresh design and will be powered by 100% green electricity. There will be 229 car parking spaces available for customers within the overall development and a further four bicycle parking stations on site. Aldi will also provide two free-to-use electric vehicle charging points outside the store.
“We are very excited to be coming to Castlecomer,” said Adam Ward, managing director of Aldi Mitchelstown Region. “This is fantastic news for shoppers and employment in the town. Every new Aldi store that opens brings greater choice, quality and value to shoppers.
“Aldi has a strong commitment to Kilkenny, operating five stores in the county,” Ward added. “Our new Castlecomer store will bring great value to the doorsteps of locals who previously had to travel up to 30 minutes to their nearest Aldi.”
Brian Dunlop of Brian Dunlop Architects said the new development will extend Castlecomer’s existing streetscape and “revitalize” the area. “With Aldi as the anchor tenant along with the proposed office & residential accommodation,” Dunlop said, “we look forward to transforming the site into a modern mixed use development that fits the needs of Castlecomer’s residents.”