Aldi Ireland has announced it has been granted planning permission from Cork County Council to build a new store in Kanturk.
Expected to open in late 2023, the new north, west Co.Cork-based store will see a substantial investment of €7 million into the local area and will create 25 new permanent jobs, the discounter said.
The development on Percival Street, near the town centre of Kanturk, will also create 80 jobs during the construction phase, it added.
Commenting, Colin Breslin, Aldi regional managing director said, “It is great news to get the green light from Cork County Council for our new Kanturk store."
"The local team are really looking forward to welcoming both existing and new customers to our Kanturk store," he said.
The new environmentally friendly store will be powered by 100% renewable electricity and will be constructed in Aldi’s award-winning Project Fresh design, the retailer said.
The 1,315sqm store will feature 103 car parking spaces and 8 bike parking spaces, providing ample parking to customers, whether cycling or driving to the store.
The development will also include a two-storey café/restaurant unit facing onto Percival Street.
The new access road will link Percival Street to the new Kanturk link road and will include a dedicated cycle lane, which will improve access to the town centre and the new national school.
Aldi noted that it will also be investing in the future of Kanturk through the provision of four free-to-use electric vehicle-charging points.
Aldi’s 25th Store in Cork
The new store will be Aldi’s 25th in Cork, with Aldi having this year submitted planning applications for Clonakilty, due to open in late 2022, and on Skehard Road, Blackrock, planned to open in 2024.
Breslin noted that the new store will also provide further opportunity for local food and drink producers to work with Aldi.
"Last year, we sourced €68.5 million of locally produced food and drink from Co.Cork based suppliers,” Breslin added.
Aldi’s Cork stores have donated over 211,000 meals to charity to date, it said.
Each store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants network, with the COPE Foundation, The Irish Cancer Society and Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind some of the many local charities that have availed of the €500 bursary grant in recent years.