Demolition under way at Deepdale Aldi to make way for new, bigger store

Demolition is under way at Aldi in Deepdale Retail Park where the supermarket is being torn down to make way for a brand new, bigger store.

By Matthew Calderbank
Monday, 8th February 2021, 3:18 pm

Diggers are busy tearing apart the supermarket which opened in 1993 and has twice been extended - in 2006 and 2016.

But after 27 years, Aldi bosses decided that the supermarket had become "outdated and tired", with a decision made last year to raze it and build a brand new, bigger store in its place.

Plans were given the go ahead in July for a new “high-quality” development with a “contemporary” look.

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After 27 years, Aldi bosses decided that the Aldi at Deepdale Retail Park had become "outdated and tired", with a decision made last year to raze it and build a brand new, bigger store in its place

An opening date for the new store has not been confirmed at this stage, but staff have been advised that it is likely to be sometime in Autumn.

The new store will boast 1,254 square metres of floor space area compared with the previous 982 square metres, enough for around two extra aisles. The layout will be more "customer-focussed" with wider aisles and "easy to browse" freezers

It will also benefit from six extra car parking spaces, with a total 105 available to its shoppers.

Aldi says the new store will also be much greener with the latest energy-saving measures built into its design.

Plans were given the go ahead in July 20202 for a new “high-quality” Aldi development with a “contemporary” look

Opening hours are set to remain the same (8am-10pm Monday to Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday).

The transformation is part of Aldi’s £300m investment into improving its stores as it continues its expansion across the UK, with a particular emphasis on Preston.

As well as building a new, bigger store at Deepdale Retail Park, it also has plans for new stores at Preston Docks and Cottam. If the new stores go ahead, it would mean Aldi would have six supermarkets in the city.

Aldi opened its newest store in Fulwood in 2019 and revamped its Queens Retail Park last September.

Diggers are busy tearing apart the supermarket which opened in 1993 and has twice been extended - in 2006 and 2016

A brand new store is also being built in Leyland - just half-a-mile from its current store in Towngate.

An opening date for the new Aldi store in Blackpool Road has not been confirmed at this stage, but staff have been advised that it is likely to be sometime in Autumn