Construction of Montrose Aldi store should commence by end of year

Aldi has reported that construction of its Montrose supermarket should commence by December.

Aldi has reported that construction of its Montrose supermarket should commence by December.

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German supermarket Aldi has reported that construction of its Montrose store should commence by December.

The supermarket chain bought the former Co-operative store on Basin View last year.

The Co-op shut its doors in August 2015, along with the Peacocks clothing store that operated within the building, after five years of business in the town with 37 people losing their jobs.

Planners were given permission to demolish the shell and build a new store around three quarters of the size of the original in March.

Shortly after, Aldi began demolishing the old Co-Op building and the site now lays bare.

A spokesperson for Aldi said: “The project team can report that construction should commence on site by December by which time Aldi will issue a more detailed programme of their plans.”

The new store is expected to create more than 30 full-time positions.

Aldi’s proposed opening hours are between 8am and 10pm, Monday to Saturday, and 9am to 7pm on Sundays.

Currently the unoccupied car park is being used as an overflow for the train station.

At present, it is not clear whether car parking will be restricted to just customers of the new Aldi store.