German supermarket chain gets green light to build another new store in Limerick City

A CGI render of what the new Aldi store in Moyross will look like.

A MULTI-MILLION euro new supermarket has been given the go ahead for Moyross.

German supermarket retailer Aldi had applied to Limerick City and County Council to develop a €7million new store in the area, which had previously been subject to an appeal to An Bord Pleanála.

Now, the planning appeals board has given the development the green light to proceed.

The store is planned to be open in late 2025, and will create 30 permanent jobs once it is open, while 50 jobs will be supported during the construction period.

One of the appeals to the new Aldi store being built was lodged by Iceland Stores, whose flagship store in Watchhouse Cross Business Park closed last September.

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The new Aldi store will be 1,315 square meters, and will have 110 car parking spaces, with 10 bike parking spaces.

The outlet’s electricity demand will also be entirely met by solar panels which will be installed on the roof, according to the retailer.

Colin Breslin, managing director of buying and services at Aldi Ireland, said: “It’s great news to receive planning permission from An Bord Pleanála to open a new store in Moyross. Every new Aldi store brings greater choice, quality and Aldi’s unbeatable value to shoppers.”

“The new store will provide even further opportunities for local food and drink suppliers to work with Aldi.”

Aldi has also announced that it will be paying the living wage of €14.80 per hour to people starting their careers with the German retailer in its stores or warehouse operations.

The planning green light will make the new Moyross outlet the second Aldi store currently under development in Limerick City, with works on its Roche’s Street store already underway.

A decision from An Bord Pleanála is expected in the coming weeks on yet another store from the global retail giant, hoped to be built in Dooradoyle.