Aldi expands in Altrincham

Aldi is set to relocate to a larger store opposite Altrincham Retail Park on a site formerly home to B&Q in a move which will vacate its existing store on the junction of Davenport Lane and George Richards Way.

The move will see one of the units on Atlantic Street, formerly used by B&Q as its garden centre, partially demolished with a new 18,600 sq ft store built in its place, along with additional parking for 115 cars and enhanced hard and soft landscaping.

Aldi’s proposed store will be larger than its existing 13,800 sq ft store across the road, which also has fewer parking spaces at 63; according to documents submitted by planner GVA How, the current store will be vacated and transferred to non-residential use under the plans.

Access for both pedestrians and vehicles to the site will be via Atlantic Street; nearby occupiers of other units along this road include The Gym and a bowling alley, which opened earlier this year. One of the other neighbouring units remains unoccupied.

Other Aldi stores in the area include a store in Baguley on Brookway Retail Park. The discount retailer also recently announced plans to open a store next to the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford.

Alongside GVA How, the professional team on the Altrincham project includes BWB, Bowland Ecology, and Cameron Rose Associates

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Good idea , the present place is far too small

By Allan

Good good. Car parking at the existing store is a nightmare.

By Alan

That will be a lot better, we never shop at broadheath because of the parking we drive a bit further and go to the baguely store

By Lisa

Makes good sense. The original store became too small due to its success.

By Chas Williams

parking is a nightmare . The asda store will be bricking it

By Anonymous

Good. Needs to be bigger. Lots more to choose from.

By Dianne

What a good idea the parking arrangements at present are a nightmare – constant hold ups egress and exit due to traffic lights

By Chadders

Even more parking spaces for the Range Rovers, Mercedes and BMWs that come in from Hale. In fact that is what Hale needs – an Aldi! 🙂

By Outsider

Great news the store is moving opposite,it is far to small now!car parking is a problem.I go to Northwich sometimes, it’s a great store plenty of parking.

By Trevor

I thought Altrincham was supposed to be posh?


“the current store will be vacated and transferred to non-residential use under the plans.”
i dont understand this?

By Michael Brankin

@PDM It’s technically classed as Broadheath. Moreover, discounters trade much better in more affluent areas.

By Pedantic

115 spaces which are to be shared with the gym and bowling so if anything parking will be worse off. Plus that parking is going to interfere with the existing businesses which is going to be annoying to get in the gym

By Ant

I park there already as parking so bad

By Steve

This good news the current Alty store is to small & parking is a problem.

By Linda

Good.. the current store is depressing and parking is no fun

By Anon

Its nice to see that the customers have been listened to, thank you. This is just what was needed bigger store, more parking. Looking forward to shopping there.

By Diane Jones

The best news love Aldi but the car park is too small hopefully as it’s bigger they will be able to extend their rangenofmproducts as well. go Aldi can’t wait

By Annette pickford

Aldi have some good products very good quality I have to park over the road because parking is so bad. Brilliant if they build a new one I won’t have to carry my heavy bags so far. Please hurry and build new bigger store it will bring lots of customers back.

By Elaine Adams

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