The new Aldi will be on Carrigaline’s main street.
Grocery giant Aldi submitted plans today to open a brand new €10 million store in Carrigaline.
The 1,315sqm store will create approximately 30 new permanent jobs (along with a further 60 temporary construction jobs), and will be located on the main street in Carrigaline, on the old pottery site which closed down in 1979.
If planning gets approval, the new site will be powered by 100% green electricity, with 52 photovoltaic solar panels located on the roof. The store will also come with four electric vehicle charging outlets and 12 bicycle rack stands.
The new Aldi store is part of major development of Carrigaline’s town centre by Deady Gahan Architects Ltd, which includes the introduction of a new town plaza for the local community, a new café, approximately 80 residential units, and the potential for additional dining and leisure facilities.
According to Colin Breslin, Aldi’s Regional Managing Director:
“We have been working closely with Cork County Council to open a store in Carrigaline for some time now and are delighted to submit our plans today. Every new Aldi store brings greater choice, quality and value to shoppers.
“Our research conducted locally earlier this year has shown us just how strong the demand is for a new Aldi store in Carrigaline, and so we look forward to investing in the area and bringing our award-winning offer to the people of the town.”
The new site will have both pedestrian and vehicle access on both the north/south and east/west points to ensure easy access to Carrigaline’s town centre. Store assistants are set to be paid up to €14.90 per hour from February 1st, with entry-level employees to be paid €12.90 per hour.
The new Carrigaline store will raise the number of Aldi stores in Cork to 25.