Aldi unveils plans to open new Clonakilty store in 2022
Aldi says up to 80 jobs will be created during the construction period, with 20 permanent positions to become available upon opening
27 May 2020
Aldi today confirmed plans to open a new store in Clonakilty by the end of 2022, located in town centre ‘The Waterfront’.
The retailer received planning permission for a store in April 2017 and this week lodged an application to alter its roof specifications to match its new standard store design.
The development of the new Aldi store will see a substantial investment into the local area, the group states, with up to 80 jobs being created during the construction period and 20 permanent positions to become available upon opening.
The 1,315 sqm store will be constructed in Aldi’s award-winning Project Fresh design and feature 109 car parking spaces. Powered by 100% green electricity, it will also include two free-to-use electric vehicle charging points outside the store.
“We are very excited to be coming to Clonakilty,” said Adam Ward, managing director, 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 Cork, with our first store opening in Ballincollig over 20 years ago,” Ward added. “We now operate 23 stores in the county, along with our Regional Distribution Centre in Mitchelstown.”
Aldi’s 23 Cork stores participate in its national partnership with FoodCloud, donating surplus food to local charities daily. The Cork stores have donated over 290,000 meals to charity to date. Each store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants network, with Dunmanway Girls Scouts, Our Lady of Good Counsel School, 23rd Midleton Scouts, and Cork Association for Autism among those availing of the bursary grant in recent times.