Aldi Ireland will be bringing 25 new, permanent jobs to Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, following Kilkenny County Council’s granting of planning permission to build a new store in the town.
Expected to open in 2022, the new 1,315-square-metre store will be located in the centre of Castlecomer, on the site of the town’s former creamery, and will create 100 jobs during the construction phase.
The site, vacant for several years, is being developed by Greenstripe Ltd and will feature Aldi’s store as the anchor tenant, along with additional retail, office and residential units, as part of the 52,500-square-foot development.
The creamery’s historic mill building, a protected structure, will also be preserved and fully refurbished.
There will be 105 parking spaces available for customers, in addition to 54 bike-parking spaces, as part of the overall development.
Aldi noted that it will also be ‘investing in the future of Castlecomer’ through the provision of two free-to-use electric vehicle-charging points, while the store will be powered by 100% green electricity.
The new store will be Aldi’s sixth in Co. Kilkenny, with stores already on Waterford Road and Hebron Road in Kilkenny Town, Graiguenamanagh, Ferrybank and Callan.
Each store is part of Aldi’s food waste reduction programme, with Aldi’s Kilkenny stores having donated over 40,000 meals to charity to date.
Each store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants programme, with the Graiguenamanagh Elderly Association Ltd, Larc Childcare, Amber Women’s Refuge, Bunscoil McAuley Rice and the Waterford Women’s Centre among the many local charities that have availed of the €500 bursary grant in recent years.
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