Aldi unveils plans to open new store in county Kilkenny
German supermarket giant Aldi has confirmed it is to open a new store in Castlecomer as part of a massive €160 million investment in its Irish store network.
The new supermarket is expected to open in 2022.
The store will be located on the site of the town’s former Creamery in the centre of Castlecomer. It will be Aldi’s sixth store in Kilkenny city and county.
The site, which has lain vacant for several years, is being developed by Greenstripe Limited and will feature the Aldi store as the anchor tenant. 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 see the creation of up to 100 jobs 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 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 invest in the future of Castlecomer through the provision of two free-to-use electric vehicle charging points outside the store.
Aldi regional managing director Adam Ward said: “We are very excited to be coming to Castlecomer. 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. 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.”