Aldi works to start in Louth from October

An artisits impression of how the store will look upon completion. EMN-140915-130016001
An artisits impression of how the store will look upon completion. EMN-140915-130016001
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Aldi have confirmed that they are now making their final plans to move on to the old Malt Kiln site in Louth’s Newbridge Hill, commencing as early as next week.

The company have confirmed that they will be moving onto the site on September 22, with meetings to be held with immediate residents before the work starts in early October.

Next week, Aldi will be spending this initial period moving site cabins onto the premises. Initially, only minor demolition works will be taking place.

But signage is already out near the site stating that vehicles should find an alternative route between October 5 and December 19.

Vic Sleaford, Louth Senior Highways Officer, said: “We’ve been liaising with Anglian Water and Aldi to keep disruption from the works to a minimum.

“We’ll need to have traffic management in place for a day while part of the Aldi site is demolished, but we’ve arranged for this work to take place on a Sunday when there’s less traffic.

“Work will carry on until December and the road is wide enough to work without two-way lights, further lessening congestion in the area. The Ramsgate works will pause in December and the remainder of the Newbridge Hill works won’t start until January – once these are finished, work on Ramsgate will re-start on their new drainage system.”

The full demolition will be carried out by GBM Demolition, starting on January 5, 2015, and will last between six/seven weeks.

Mark Taylor Property Director from Aldi stores added: “This is a momentous occasion for the residents of Louth and life changing for the residents of Newbridge Hill.”

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