Job-creating Aldi store at Peterborough One Retail Park nears completion

Work to construct a new Aldi supermarket in Peterborough is moving closer to completion.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 5:00 am

The retailer is setting up on the Peterborough One Retail Park, in Eye, in a move that is expected to create about 40 jobs.

An opening date for the 18,500 sq ft store has still to be agreed.

This is despite an opening date of June 17 being given by the Aldi Facebook team to a customer’s query about the new store.

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The new Aldi store at Peterborough One Retail Park is nearing completion.

An Aldi spokeswoman told the Peterborough Telegraph: “I can confirm that the store isn’t opening on June 17.”

She said the retailer hoped to be able to provide more details in a couple of weeks.

Construction work on the new store began last November in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.

At the time, a spokesman for the landowners, the Targetfollow Group, said: “It’s been a massive boost getting new retailers to the park during national lockdowns and the Aldi scheme even looks set to double the site’s footfall.”

The Aldi store is part of a third phase of development at the park for up to 30,000 sq ft of retail, leisure, pub and leisure space.

Peterborough One is home to Van Hage Garden Centre, Steadman & Co Hairdressing and The Works, Inflata Nation and Hebden Dance Co and beauty school ‘Kiss and Make Up’.