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