Shops & Markets

Aldi has been given the green light to build a new 18,600 sq ft supermarket in Altrincham

By David Prior at

Aldi is to move its Broadheath supermarket to a larger site in the former home of B&Q on the Altrincham Retail Park.

Trafford Council has this week approved plans to build the new 18,600 sq ft store in the vacant unit between United Carpets and The Gym Group.

The unit was formally used by B&Q – which closed down in September 2016 – as its garden centre, which will be partially demolished to make way for the new store.

A visual showing the proposed new Aldi store on Altrincham Retail Park

The new store is 35% bigger than its existing 13,800 sq ft site, on the junction of Davenport Lane and George Richards Way.

And the move will also help with its chronic lack of parking spaces – the new site has room for 115 cars, compared to 63 currently.

Up to 50 jobs will be maintained at the new store, which will be open from 8am to 10pm on Monday to Saturday and 9am to 5pm on Sunday.

The new Aldi site currently has permission for use as a trampoline centre, and as part of the deal that switches to the current Aldi site. However, the council has currently received no application by a trampoline operator to use the site for that purpose.