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Aldi signs up to Hednesford upgrade

Discount supermarket Aldi is the latest retailer to sign up to St. Modwen’s £50 million transformation of Hednesford town centre in Staffordshire.

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Aldi signs up to Hednesford upgrade

Discount supermarket Aldi is the latest retailer to sign up to St. Modwen’s £50 million transformation of Hednesford town centre in Staffordshire.

The supermarket is purchasing a 15,650 sq ft store at the Chase Gateway phase of the regeneration scheme.  Construction of the store is due to start in October 2012 with completion expected in late spring 2013. The new store will create up to 25 full and part-time jobs.

Aldi’s announcement follows news that Costa Coffee, Pets Corner and Lloyds Pharmacy will open stores at the nearby Victoria Shopping Park, which is also part of the scheme, and is due to open for Christmas 2012 trading.

Tony Baines, managing director of buying, Aldi Stores UK, said: "Aldi is looking forward to welcoming shoppers to the new store in Hednesford when it is completed next year as well as creating jobs for local people."  

Diane Todd, Cannock Chase Council Town Centre Regeneration Leader, said: "The regeneration of Hednesford town centre is going from strength to strength as high profile names continues to sign up and assist in the transformation of Hednesford town centre."

Construction began on the 10 acre regeneration project for the town in April 2011 after developer St. Modwen was granted planning approval by Cannock Chase Council. 

Chase Gateway is the first phase of the town centre scheme and includes the redevelopment of an area fronting Market Street, Rugeley Road and Victoria Street and the delivery of a purpose built building for Hednesford Bingo and new retail units.  Victoria Shopping Park includes the construction of an 80,000 sq ft Tesco superstore, 10,000 sq ft community facility, a 640 space car park and bus stops.

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