Summer opening for Alnwick Aldi store

Development of the Aldi and Majestic Wine site in Alnwick

Development of the Aldi and Majestic Wine site in Alnwick

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Building work has started on the creation of Alnwick’s newest supermarket.

Northumberland Estates was given planning permission for an Aldi supermarket alongside a Majestic Wines store at the former Willis site on South Road in February last year.

Towards the end of last year, the site was cleared by contractors and in December, structures started to appear.

An Aldi spokesman said: “The developer’s contractor is currently on site. Aldi will start fitting out the store once these works are completed, targeting a summer 2015 opening.”

Aldi has not yet said when the store is likely to open, but the store is expected to create around 30 jobs.

The application was made by Northumberland Estates to bring the derelict Willis site back into use after five years of inactivity being left empty. Clearance work at the site had started in July.