35 jobs to be created as An Bord Pleanála grants Aldi final planning permission
Aldi Ireland today confirmed it will open a new store on Roches St Limerick City in early 2023.
The news comes as the supermarket was granted final planning permission by An Bord Pleanála. 100 jobs will be created during the construction phase, with 35 permanent roles being created upon opening.
The 1,250 sqm store will be powered by 100% green electricity and constructed in Aldi’s award-winning Project Fresh design.
There will be 77 parking spaces available for customers. Aldi will also be investing in the future of Limerick City through the provision of a free-to-use electric vehicle charging point on Roches St.
A study* of shoppers living or working within 2km of Aldi’s planned new store on Roches Street by leading independent market research agency Behaviour and Attitudes found overwhelming support for Aldi’s plans.
Commenting, Colin Breslin, Aldi Regional Managing Director said: “This is great news for Limerick shoppers and we are looking forward to getting on-site as soon as possible and adding value to Roches St. and the city centre.”
“The environmentally friendly store will involve considerable investment in Limerick, creating 35 new permanent jobs and up to 100 jobs during its construction.”
“The new store will also provide further opportunity for local food and drink producers to work with Aldi. We sourced €9.5 million of locally produced food and drink from Co. Limerick based suppliers last year.”
The new store will be Aldi’s fourth in County Limerick, with existing stores on Childers Road and Dublin Road in Limerick City, and a store in Newcastle West. Each store is part of Aldi’s food waste reduction programme, with Aldi’s Limerick stores having donated over 41,000 meals through FoodCloud to local charities. Each store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants network, with The Butterfly Club, Limerick Animal Welfare, Adapt Domestic Abuse Services and Milford Care Centre some of the many local charities that have availed of the €500 bursary grant in recent years.
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