Aldi Ruthin

Aldi and Liberty win consent for Ruthin mixed-use scheme

The retailer and developer have been given the go-ahead to build a food store and up to 60,000 sq ft of employment space on a site off the A525 in Ruthin.

The proposals, which were signed off by Denbighshire Council’s planning committee this week, include full permission for an Aldi store along with a 7,700 sq ft employment unit, along with outline permission for a further 52,400 sq ft of industrial, employment and warehouses.

The nine-acre site is around a mile outside Ruthin town centre on the A525, the main route connecting Ruthin to St Asaph and Rhyl.

The employment space will be brought forward by Liberty and is targeted at SMEs along with new and expanding businesses within Denbighshire.

Bryn Richards, property director at Aldi, said: “We’re delighted that Denbighshire Council has given our scheme the green light, which is the first opportunity in over 20 years to unlock this allocated employment site. This will be our sixth store in Denbighshire alone.”

“Our new store in Ruthin is part of our ambitious growth strategy that will see around 1,200 in operation by 2025, whilst also improving our existing community stores for a better customer experience.

“We’re now looking forward to starting our initial work on the site with a view to open the store in Summer 2020.”

The project team includes planner JLL; BECG; Cameron Rose Associates; architect The Harris Partnership; Lamb & Swift Commercial; solicitor Aaron & Partners.

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