Aldi is pushing ahead with its plans to develop a 497,497 sq ft distribution centre on the outskirts of Cardiff after being granted planning permission by Cardiff council.
This marks the third time the budget supermarket has submitted plans to develop the site, having tried twice before in 2005 and 2009. The new centre is expected to create hundreds of jobs and serve between 110 and 130 regional stores.
An Aldi spokesperson said: “We are delighted that Cardiff Council has approved our plans to open a new regional distribution centre, we are working closely with the local authority to invest in the area and create around 400 new jobs.”
Under the new proposals, the distribution centre will comprise a 454,724 sq ft warehouse and two storey offices totalling 39,012 sq ft, far larger than plans submitted previously. The warehouse will have 17.4m eaves as well as 70 dock and level access doors.