Aldi still on track for 2015 opening in Louth

Mark Taylor, Property Director from Aldi.
Mark Taylor, Property Director from Aldi.

Aldi express their assurances to residents that they are still committed to opening a store in Louth and demolition of the Malt Kiln will start in October.

Mark Taylor, Property Director from Aldi confirmed that there had been some delays due to seeking agreement with the County Council on road closures, but this had been resolved.

Demolition will take around four months with a break for Christmas.

The road closure will then take place for a short period after the Christmas break.

Mr Taylor has reiterated the companies commitment to Louth.

He explains that Aldi were seeking to commence demolition as soon as possible with minimal disruption to local residents and is hopeful that their October demolition start date will now stay on track after recent obstructions have now been dealt with.

He comments: “As soon as demolition works are complete, we will start building the new store straight away with a view to opening by summer/autumn 2015.

“Whilst we were hoping to start on site sooner, we have never under estimated the scale of this project.

“ We still remain 100 per cent committed to the site and to bringing a new food store to the town of Louth.”

This German discount giant will be bringing their store to Newbridge Hill in Louth which will be replacing the 120ft high old Malt Kiln building in Newbridge Hill,.

The old building has now been laid derelict since the late 1990s.

The demolition will be done inwards and Aldi are hoping to cause as little disruption to nearby residents as possible.

They will be keeping the residents informed on the future movements both prior and during the demolition phase.

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