DISCOUNT supermarket chain Aldi has applied for permission to expand its Greenock shop.
The company has submitted proposals to Inverclyde Council which include increasing the sales floorspace at the Patrick Street building by more than a third, from about 1,000 square metres to nearly 1,400 square metres.
A document explaining the plans states: “Aldi has recently reviewed its operation across its portfolio in Scotland and identified there is a need to extend the Greenock store to enable them to continue to provide their award-winning offer to local residents.
“This would also coincide with their current re-configuration of all stores through internal refurbishment, new chillers, freezers and shelving, allowing Aldi to improve their customer offer as well as bringing the store into line with other stores across the country.”
The number of tills will increase from five to seven. There will be new customer toilets and improved staff accommodation.
The car parking area will also be reconfigured, with three extra spaces being provided, giving a total of 99.
A 10-space cycle parking area will be created along with new electric vehicle charging points and click and collect spaces.
Most of the additional space would be created by extending the building to the north, with a smaller extension to the south east for new entrance and exit lobbies.
The application is pending consideration by Inverclyde Council.