The retailer’s relocation to a larger supermarket opposite Altrincham Retail Park has been given the go-ahead by Trafford Council, with its current store to be converted into a trampolining centre.
Aldi is looking to vacate its existing store on the junction of Davenport Lane and George Richards Way and move to a site opposite, formerly part of a B&Q store.
An existing unit on the site will be 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 Avison Young, the current store will be vacated and be used as a trampolining centre instead.
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.
Trafford planning officers gave the development the green light earlier this week.
Other Aldi stores in the area include a store in Baguley on Brookway Retail Park. The discount retailer also announced plans last year to open a store next to the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford.
As well as Avison Young, the professional team on the Altrincham project includes BWB, Bowland Ecology, and Cameron Rose Associates.