Aldi opened their new store in Kidbrooke today on the former site of Homebase.
The former store has been renovated and partially rebuilt, with the site converted into two retail units. The second unit will become a B&M.
B&M lack a large presence in much of south east London with branches in Charlton and Catford.
For those unaware of the group, it’s sort of like Wilkos and underwent rapid growth in the 2010s, with 25 times as many stores in 2016 compared to 2008. It now has more than 600 branches.
As I wrote when covering the Aldi sotre, around 6,000 homes will be built in the near vicinity though the quickest walk from most new homes to shops lacks a pedestrian crossing.
The store will open in 2020. I’ll keep an eye on Greenwich planning portal and the companies website when a date is confirmed.
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