Aldi today confirmed its plans to open a new store in Clonakilty by the end of 2022. The new store will be located in Clonakilty’s town centre The Waterfront.
Aldi received planning permission for a store in April 2017 and this week lodged an application to alter its roof specifications to match Aldi’s new standard store design.
The development of the new Aldi store will see a substantial investment into the local area, with up to 80 jobs being created during the construction period and 20 permanent positions to become available upon opening.
The 1,315 sqm store will be constructed in Aldi’s award-winning Project Fresh design and feature 109 car parking spaces. Powered by 100 per cent green electricity, it will also include two free-to-use electric vehicle charging points outside the store.
Commenting, Adam Ward, Managing Director Aldi Mitchelstown Region said: “We are very excited to be coming to Clonakilty. This is fantastic news for shoppers and employment in the town. Every new Aldi store that opens brings greater choice, quality and value to shoppers.”
“Aldi has a strong commitment to Cork, with our first store opening in Ballincollig over 20 years ago. We now operate 23 stores in the county, along with our Regional Distribution Centre in Mitchelstown. Our new Clonakilty store will bring great value to the doorsteps of locals who previously had to travel to shop at Aldi.”
Aldi’s 23 Cork stores participate in its national partnership with FoodCloud, donating surplus food to local charities daily. The Cork stores have donated over 290,000 meals to charity to date. Each store is also part of Aldi’s Community Grants network, with Dunmanway Girls Scouts, Our Lady of Good Counsel School, 23rd Midleton Scouts, and Cork Association for Autism among those availing of the bursary grant in recent times.