Aldi wants to build new 20,000 square foot store in Aylesbury

The retailer wants to open a third store in the town

By James Lowson
Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 3:06 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 3:08 pm

Aldi is looking to open a new store in Aylesbury as part of a larger expansion drive in Buckinghamshire.

It would take the number of Aldi stores in Aylesbury to three. There are currently stores on Cambridge Street in Aylesbury town centre and off the Bicester Road.

The retailer has signposted Aylesbury as one of six locations it wants to open a new store in. The other locations in Bucks that could soon have additional Aldi stores are: Beaconsfield, High Wycombe, Milton Keynes, Chesham and Princes Risborough.

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Aldi wants to build another store in Aylesbury

The supermarket retailer claims it has been opening one store per week in recent years, to meet growing customer demand.

The chain needs towns with 1.5 acres worth of space and further room to accommodate a 20,000 square foot store with around 100 parking spaces.

Aldi wants to build these stores on freehold town-centre or edge-of-centre sites that are suitable for development, ideally on a prominent main road and with good visibility and access.

Ciaran Aldridge, national property director at Aldi UK, said: “We have been investing in Britain for more than 30 years now, but we know that there are still areas that either do not have an Aldi at all, or that need another store to meet customer demand.

“Shoppers are increasingly looking to get unbeatable prices on their weekly shop without compromising on quality. That’s why, more so than ever, we’re keen to explore all opportunities to open new stores across the country.”

Aldi is the fifth largest supermarket chain in the UK currently, it currently has over 900 open stores across the nation.