An updated planning development has been submitted by Aldi Ireland for a two-storey development in Shannon.
Aldi have said it is on track to open its planned new store at the Airport Rd near Shannon town centre in July of 2023. The brand already has stores in Ennis, Ennistymon, Kilrush and Killaloe.
Initial plans were first lodged in May of last year and targeted an opening in the first quarter of 2023.
The updated planning application for the 1,315 sqm store already includes a two-storey unit for coffee shop / restaurant use, however this has been further amended to incorporate more facilities that will benefit Aldi shoppers and the wider Shannon community.
To facilitate connectivity to the town centre, the design now includes an improved pedestrian and cycle crossing on Airport road, as well as a new pedestrian footpath at the front of the site.
25 permanent jobs will be created, the German owned discount supermarket chain stated, this is an increase on the 20 first announced last year. An approximate 80 people will be hired in the construction stage of the store.
There will be 106 car parking spaces available for customers, in addition to bike parking facilities as part of the overall development. Four free-to-use electric vehicle charging points will be provided while the store will be powered by 100% green electricity.
Regional Managing Director of Aldi Ireland, Colin Breslin stated, “Shannon residents can now mark July 2023 in their calendars for our fifth Aldi store in Co. Clare. The new store will also provide further opportunity for local food and drink producers to work with Aldi. We sourced €2.8 million of locally produced food and drink from Co. Clare based suppliers last year”.