Aldi to sell €2.9 million site in the heart of Carrigaline
The site, initially acquired by Aldi more than 20 years ago, was intended for various mixed uses, including residential, varied commercial/residential, and leisure uses, plus a drive-through restaurant on a profile corner site at a new western relief road junction.
The German retailer is set to open in Carrigaline just in time for Christmas and is now looking to sell the surplus of 5.21 acres they acquired.
The site allows for mixed commercial/residential fronting Main Street, 100 meters from SuperValu on the Cork side of the town next to the AIB branch, and the Aldi store (claiming 100% of the energy used will come from green sources) will employ 30 when it opens before Christmas.
The German discount retailer went for planning for their premises for a café unit, which was granted in 2022 by the local authority; as part of their planning application, they had to submit a Master Plan for the site, with the balance now being marketed by agents Cushman & Wakefield with a €2.9 million price guide, as an entire or in lots as a sub-division.
The vast majority of locals are very disappointed at this move by Aldi as they fear the land will become a wasteland if not bought soon.