Thamesmead Aldi rebuild to be approved next week
Plans to demolish and build a new Aldi store in Thamesmead look set to be approved by Greenwich Council next week.
The new store will be 35% bigger in total with shop space 59% larger.
Car parking space reduces slightly to 276. TfL have asked that disabled places be located closer to the store entrance than on original plans.
TfL have also asked for the blank rear frontage to be improved beside bus stops on Central Way, and “support the incorporation of displays or other material which would potentially improve the streetscene”.
The store will have no housing – despite Peabody designating the area as mixed use in future. Presumably when Peabody get around to rebuilding the area and creating a new town centre the rebuilt store will go.
£20,000 is to be secured from Aldi for a new crossing on Central Way.
Money will also go to Greenwich’s job agency GLLaB, but no mention of how much. If other schemes are a guide, it will probably swallow most funds.
The scheme has been advertising jobs with zero hours, days of unpaid training and wage levels below the London Living Wage.