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Aldi takes first former Bhs store in Scotland

Aldi Port GlasgowCameron Toll Shopping Centre is to become the first location in Scotland to re-let a commercial unit formerly occupied by a BHS store.

Supermarket chain Aldi is taking the 20,000 sq ft unit. 

Jim Riddell, centre manager said: “Letting the former BHS unit so soon after it closed in August 2016 is extremely positive for the centre and for the other retailers who operate here. “ 

An Aldi spokesperson said: “We are excited to have secured another Edinburgh store at Cameron Toll Shopping Centre.

“This new store will create up to 35 jobs and we look forward to confirming an opening date in due course.”

Work by Aldi to turn the current unit into an operational space will commence shortly.

In recent months McDonalds and Costa Coffee have opened drive-thru outlets and work has begun on a 15,000 sq ft outlet for national gym operator The Gym.

> Lidl will create 360 jobs after receiving the go ahead for a Regional Distribution Centre at Eurocentral in North Lanarkshire.

The 58,000 m² facility will replace its current Scottish headquarters, which the business moved into in 1996 and has since outgrown. It will enable the company to provide enhanced support for its 92 stores in Scotland.

Ross Millar, managing director for Lidl in Scotland, said: “Our new RDC not only signifies an investment in our own infrastructure and workforce, but also highlights our wider ambitions within Scotland as Lidl UK continues to experience incredible growth.”

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