Aldi supermarket on Water Lane, near Clifton
The new Aldi supermarket on Water Lane, near Clifton.
Nick Hill

Aldi continues UK expansion plans with third supermarket in York, creating 30 new jobs

Work has now completed on a new £1.7m Aldi supermarket located on the outskirts of York.

Acting for Wilton Developments, Castlehouse Construction completed and handed over the newly built supermarket on Water Lane near Clifton.

The new store will be the third Aldi to open its doors in York, complementing existing outlets at Monks Cross and Fulford.

This latest Aldi store, on behalf of landlord Water Lane Ltd, is one of 70 outlets the company plans to open this year and is the 701st store built since the retailer opened its first UK store in 1990.

The store forms part of the discount supermarket chain’s ongoing plans to launch 1,000 outlets by 2022.

The store comprises 18,750 sq ft and is situated on the former Grain Stores site, a 19-acre brownfield site on the edge of York.

The new supermarket has created around 30 new jobs and also delivered junction improvements and new access onto Water Lane.

Frank Kofler, director of Castlehouse Construction, said: “The work progressed smoothly on-site and we are delighted to hand over the new store to Aldi which will provide an enhanced shopping experience and increased retail choice for the local community, reducing the need for out of area travel to do the weekly shop.”

Jason Stowe, managing director of Wilton Developments Ltd, commented: “We are pleased to see the completion of the Aldi which forms the first part of 3 separate plots on the remaining land Water Lane held after the sale to Redrow.

“Castlehouse has done an excellent job and we look forward to working with them again in the future.”

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