Aldi gets green light for £25m distribution centre expansion

Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland: Discount supermarket chain Aldi has been given the green light for a £25m expansion of its regional distribution centre in West Lothian.

West Lothian Council has approved plans for a 18209sq metre chilled warehouse in Bathgate.

Work is expected to start on the site later this year, with completion due in 2020.

Aldi said the expansion project would help “future-proof” its business in Scotland.

Richard Holloway, regional managing director for Scotland, said: “We’re investing heavily in Scotland to enable the business to achieve continued growth.

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