£2m Aldi plan for Rotherham

GERMAN discount retailer Aldi Stores Ltd has drawn up plans for a new store in Rotherham.

Hull-based PDR Construction have been given the £2 million contract to build the new branch in Fitzwilliam Road, Eastwood—just a short distance from Aldi’s rivals Netto.

Work will start on site in early January and the architects involved are the Harris Partnership.

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PDR director John White said: “UK business is good for discount retailers such as Aldi, and we are benefiting from their expansion plans thanks to our track record of delivering successful projects for them.”

This will be PDR's 12th Aldi project, following work for them in Grimsby, Sheffield, Willerby and refurbishments with Darlington south region.

Aldi also has plans for new stores in Dinnington and Mexborough as shoppers continue to flock to discount supermarkets during the economic downturn.

In addition, PDR has also started this week with a £500k enabling package at Aldi Pocklington, near York.