Mar 8 2013 By Jack Griffith
BUDGET supermarket chain Aldi has plans to build a store on the outskirts of Hayes, bringing with it the prospect of jobs.
The discount grocer has its sights set on vacant land within the Grand Union Village housing complex off Broadmead Road in Northolt, which sits on the Ealing/Hillingdon border.
People are invited to a public exhibition where detailed plans will be displayed tomorrow (Saturday).
The supermarket is in the process of carrying out final site assessments to support the planning application, expected within the next few months.
The land was first intended for a sports centre which formed part of the major mixed use development of the 54-acre site, formerly home to construction firm Taylor Woodrow's headquarters.
The scheme, drawn up by Taylor Wimpey and featuring over 700 homes, offices and amenities for its residents, gained planning permission in 2001 and has been built.
No one has come forward to build the leisure centre, however, and the plot of land has sat empty since.
The store would be one storey and have a large footprint, albeit smaller than the leisure centre first proposed.
The Germany company currently has more than 400 stores nationwide, but is investing in more this year and hopes to create 4,500 new jobs in the process.
Aldi is hosting the exhibition tomorrow (Saturday, March 9), 12.30-4.30pm, on the first floor of Weaver House, Higham Mews, Northolt UB5 6FP.
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