The German supermarket is to open on the former Focus site on Victoria Road and becomes the latest big food store announcing it is to move into the area, joining Lidl and Asda.
Bosses at Aldi told Hillingdon is Here it is set to open its doors in April and the company said it would be creating nearly 40 new jobs in the area.
Construction work, pictured below, for a new 1,075 sqm store is well underway at the site, which has been unused for a number of years, the supermarket chain revealed.
The new supermarket will be open seven days a week and will contain five aisles. A car park will also be available for customers to use.
Aldi property director Philip Warner told Hillingdon is Here: “We are delighted to announce that the construction of the new Aldi store on Victoria Road in South Ruislip is well under way and we look forward to opening our doors to our new customers in April. The Aldi will occupy one of two units being created by the conversion of the former Focus.
“South Ruislip has featured on our town requirements list for a new store for many years and we are confident that our discount format will offer the town a genuine alternative as well as a substantial saving on the cost of the average weekly shop.”
“The store will have a five aisle 1,075 sqm sales area and generous car parking. The store will open from 8am to 10pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sundays.”
Mr Warner added: “We have received a great deal of support from local people in the build up to the works starting on site and we are all really excited about being part of the South Ruislip community.”
A new Lidl is set to open, also on Victoria Road.
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Works have begun nearby at the old Arla site on a major development including a 11-screen cinema, Asda and petrol filling station, which will create over 530 jobs in the area on completion.
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Pics above and below showing the new Asda courtesy of www.citygrovesouthruislip.com
Sid Jackson, vice chairman of the South Ruislip Residents Association, said: “I think anything that moves into derelict buildings is positive. If a place looks run down then it becomes more run down, so we need to make it look positive as much as we can.
“But it’s like everything else as there is a negative side to it. There will be increased traffic, increased pollution and increased noise.”
Meanwhile, the association has handed the council a petition to add residents' parking in restricted times on Victoria Road between West Mead and Braintree Road.
Linda Clarke, one of the SRRA committee members, reported that the organisation was due to attend a council meeting last night to hear if an investigation will take place, following on from the petition.
She told the group's website: “With the commuter parking and with the heavy lorries (off the building works of the ARLA and Focus sites) and buses trying to pass each chaos ensues.
“A petition was signed by nearly all of the householders in our short bit of Victoria Road. We had over 30 signed and the council have accepted it.”