New Aldi store in Northampton set to open by the end of the year

A huge steel frame has been erected on the former Chronicle & Echo site to make way for the opening of a new budget supermarket.

What we know so far about the opening of the new Aldi store in the Upper Mounts:

Construction of the new Aldi store is progressing wlll and the steel frame is now in place

Construction of the new Aldi store is progressing wlll and the steel frame is now in place

The details

The former offices of the Northampton Chronicle & Echo un Upper Mounts were demolished in 2014.
The land was sold to Aldi for the development of a new retail store. Discussions initially included mixed retail and housing, but eventually planning permission was given for a store, related car park and 19 houses.
The superstore will measure 1,810 square metres and the car park will include 110 spaces.
Access will be via Earl Street for the store and Great Russell Street for the homes.

The progress

Work started earlier this year on the new Aldi store in the Upper Mounts, which it is thought will create up to 40 new jobs.
It will be the fourth Aldi store in Northampton alongside those in Kingsthorpe, St James and Weston Favell.
In June this year, the retailer started a recruitment drive.
Construction of the steel frame of the building is well progressed and the foundations for the car park is in place.
It is expected that the store will open to shoppers by the end of the year.