Hinton Group, in collaboration with The Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (The Trust), is bringing forward proposals for a new Aldi food store at land between Quinneys Lane and Woodrow Drive in Redditch.
The proposed new Aldi store will comprise 19,500 sqft (1,800 sqm) of shopping space, 40 cycle parking spaces and a large 111 space car park, as well as eight ultra-rapid electric vehicle charging spaces.
The new store will:
- Meet shopping needs of local residents in a convenient and accessible location and cut carbon emissions by avoiding the need for residents to make unsustainable journeys to other foodstores further afield and enabling the retention of expenditure here in Redditch.
- Provide a convenient opportunity for NHS staff, patients and visitors to undertake their food shopping at Aldi in conjunction with their journey to and from the hospital and during breaks throughout the day.
- The 19,500 sqft Aldi store will support hundreds of jobs during construction and between 40 and 50 full and part time permanent jobs for local people, including management positions, when the store opens to customers.
- An electric vehicle charging station providing ultra-rapid charging points for eight electric vehicles, will be provided within the car park by Motor Fuel Group (MFG), the largest independent forecourt operator in the UK.
- Aldi is an employer of choice offering everything from competitive pay and benefits to training and personal development.
- The location of the proposed store, on a key arterial route with easy access from the Birmingham Road A435 and Alcester Highway A441, means that many customers would visit as part of other journeys already being made near the vicinity of the site.
- Introduce a wide range of local community initiatives through Aldi’s food surplus redistribution programme, healthy kids initiative and charity engagement programmes at the proposed Aldi store.