Established commercial property developer, The Derwent Group, has submitted plans for a new Aldi store and a coffee drive-thru adjacent to Glasshouse Business Park in Wigan.
Intended to be built on a 1.5-acre site north of Glasshouse Business Park, the new plans will see the vacant land redeveloped to accommodate a 19,500 sq ft Aldi and a 1,800 sq ft coffee drive-thru.
Highlighting what this means to the local community, Andrew Day, Senior Asset Manager at The Derwent Group, said: “This scheme will deliver two popular retail outlets and create new employment opportunities, but it’s greater value is in providing the wider amenities required to fulfil our vision for the neighbouring Glasshouse Business Park site.”
Andrew Day added: “If approved by Wigan Borough Council, these additions will help to increase local dwell time and create a well-served and sustainable community.
The Derwent Group are a part of the Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation and own & manage 3 million sq ft of commercial property throughout the UK. The group expects a planning decision early next year and, subject to approval, will commence a nine-month build programme in mid-2022.
Stating what the development will mean for Aldi, Stuart Parks, Regional Property Director at Aldi UK, said: “This site will be an ideal location for our second Wigan store as it gives us the prominent frontage and local footfall that perfectly fit our new store requirements. Opening a new store at the site will enable us to bring Aldi’s unbeatable value to even more Wigan customers in the near future.”