Aldi Ireland has announced its plans to open a second store in Skehard Road, Blackrock, Cork, creating 30 new jobs.
The discounter said that a planning application for the project will soon be submitted to Cork City Council.
The new environmentally friendly store, which will be constructed in Aldi’s award-winning Project Fresh design, will be powered by 100% green electricity and will include solar panels on the roof of the development. There will also be two electric vehicle charging points for customers to use outside the store.
“Our first store in Blackrock opened in 2008 and has been hugely popular with local shoppers. It is one of our busiest stores in Cork,” said Colin Breslin, regional managing director, Aldi Ireland.
Ample parking facilities will be provided for customers, whether driving or cycling, as there will be 86 car parking spaces available along with 10 bike parking spaces, the company said.
The new Aldi store will be part of a mixed-use development which will also feature 28 residential units and a café. The site will be developed by Lyonshall Ltd.
An additional 50 jobs will be created during the construction of the proposed new store and development, the retailer said.
Commenting on behalf of Lyonshall Ltd., Kieran Coughlan said, “We are very happy to be working in conjunction with Aldi to increase the provision housing supply and retail competition within the Blackrock area of Cork."
"Lyonshall will be responsible for the residential units whilst Aldi will build the commercial element. Lyonshall and Aldi have a history of working together and delivering quality developments such as Aldi at Blackrock Hall, Aldi Ballyphehane and the upcoming Aldi Store in Clonakilty," he added.
Aldi currently operates 23 stores in County Cork. In 2020, Aldi sourced €68.5 million of locally produced food and drink from County Cork based suppliers.
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