RETAILER Aldi is on course to open its third store in Huddersfield next month.
Builders are hard at work at the former Somerfield store in Scar Lane, Milnsbridge.
The shop, which closed in the spring, is expected to be open for business next month.
It is undergoing a huge revamp.
Aldi applied to Kirklees Council to make major renovations to the store, which had previously been a Kwiksave outlet.
The building is being extended to provide an enclosed loading bay and work will be carried out to change the layout of the service yard and increase the number of car parking spaces by six to 85.
Shoppers who walk to the store will benefit from a new pathway off Scar Lane, avoiding the car park entrances.
The new entrance will include a glass canopy which will also act as a shelter for the trolley bays and a sun screen to the store entrance.
The store has almost 16,000sq ft of retail space and occupies more than 16,600sq ft in total.
New shelving and displays will be fitted inside the store.
The store was bought by Aldi earlier this year – making it Aldi’s third store in Huddersfield following the opening of outlets at Waterloo and Beck Road Industrial Estate, off St John’s Road.
The 36 staff employed by Somerfield were made redundant with the sell-off. Aldi has made no comment as yet on how it plans to recruit staff for the store.
An Aldi spokesman said: “Construction work on the Aldi store at Milnsbridge on Scar Lane is moving along as planned and the store is expected to open to the public in lateŠOctober.
“Aldi remains committed to offering premium quality products at best value prices and the new store will provide local residents with an improved shopping facility”.
Aldi is one of the world’s largest privately-owned companies with more than 7,500 stores.
The business was founded by two German brothers, Karl and Theo Albrecht in 1946. They named their company Albrecht Discount or Aldi for short.
The first Aldi store in the UK opened in Birmingham in 1990 and now the company has more than 375 stores nationwide.
The store’s policy is to stock only 1,000 lines with minimal or no duplication of products.