Work to start on new Aldi store in Carnforth

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Developers are to start work on a new Aldi store in Carnforth.

Pendle Projects was granted planning permission for the Scotland Road site in July after the supermarket company bought the land from building firm Norman Jackson’s Limited, which ceased trading.

Existing workshops will be demolished and a 1,495 square metre store and 58-space car park put in their place.

Mark Taylforth, of Pendle Projects, said: “We identified this site for Aldi some time ago and I am delighted that we are now ready to get started.

“It is a challenging site, which slopes steeply down from Scotland Road, but we have designed a scheme that works well for Aldi.”

Mike Clarke, regional property director for Aldi, added: “Since beginning work on this site, we have worked hard with Pendle Projects, local stakeholders and our immediate commercial neighbours to deliver a scheme that will add significant benefits to the town.

“We are looking forward to bringing our unique proposition of exceptional quality products at incredible value following the store opening later in 2014.”

MSM Construction, based in Long Preston, North Yorkshire, is the main contractor for the project, which is expected to create up to 25 new jobs.