Aldi plans to open second Bury St Edmunds supermarket
A second Aldi supermarket is to be built in Bury St Edmunds in the latest proposals for a business park which could create up to 200 jobs.
The new store at Suffolk Park would trade alongside the Aldi, in Dettingen Way, which opened in 2013.
Bosses say the additional branch would help cut traffic and be 'more convenient' for shoppers who have to travel across town to reach the current shop.
The plans, announced this afternoon by Suffolk Park developer Jaynic and Aldi, also include retail kiosks and an innovation centre to provide space for entrepreneurs and businesses to expand.
They estimate the proposals could create the potential for up to 200 jobs.
Roland Stanley, property director at Aldi, said the Dettingen Way store is 'extremely popular' with 'many customers travelling across town' to shop there.
"A new store will be more convenient to those people, as well as easing congestion at the existing store," he said.
"A number of our stores in East Anglia already trade successfully next to business parks and are a valuable amenity for those businesses and their staff.
"We are delighted to be working with Jaynic and to be a part of this exciting next phase of development at Suffolk Park."
They hope to submit a planning application within the next three months.
Work has already started at Suffolk Park on the first phase of ingredients manufacturer Treatt's new global headquarters at Suffolk Park.
NHS Supply Chain is to open a new regional distribution centre on Suffolk Park and plans were approved last year for an ambulance depot.
Sealey, one of the largest suppliers of garage and workshop equipment, has bought 7.5 acres at Suffolk Park for expansion.
Jaynic has also submitted a detailed planning application to West Suffolk Council for a further 367,000 sq ft of warehouse units.
Ben Oughton, Development Director at Jaynic, said: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with Aldi, and our plans for a new innovation centre at Suffolk Park, which will create a high-quality space for local businesses to expand.
"We’re passionate about delivering enterprise opportunities for East Anglia and these mixed-use proposals demonstrate that commitment at Suffolk Park."