Aldi store to open in Leeds suburb '“ marking end of a long saga over site

The long-awaited Aldi store in Chapel Allerton is expected to open in early March, according to company bosses.

ARTIST IMPRESSION: Aldi store in Chapel Allerton.
ARTIST IMPRESSION: Aldi store in Chapel Allerton.

The store, built on the site of the former ‘eyesore’ Allerton House building on Harrogate Road, will bring a jobs boost of 15 to the local community and is recruiting now.

The opening will mark the end of a long-running saga over the site which was originally earmarked for a Morrisons store.

The Bradford-based supermarket giant secured planning permission for the site in 2013 but when no work began, commercial property company Rapley’s put it up for sale in June 2015.

Aldi then snapped it up and after various discussions with Leeds City Council’s planning committee, demolition work finally began on the derelict Allerton House in January 2017.

The store’s new manager Nathan Trevitt, of Dewsbury, who has worked for Aldi since 2011, said: “The team and I are really looking forward to welcoming customers through the doors in the coming weeks and months.”