WORK to build an Aldi store and industrial units on the outskirts of Ruthin are set to get underway in January.

The German discount retailer’s plan for the 1,786 square metre building, as well as a car park with 135 spaces, will be built off the A525 between the Farm Auction and Brickfield Lane. The site had been marked for employment use for 17 years.

Councillors voted unanimously to grant planning permission in September last year.

Aldi is expected to employ a total of 40 staff paid a minimum wage of £9.10 per hour, with additional storage units likely to bring further employment to the town.

A spokesperson for Aldi said: “We are looking forward to starting construction on site this month with a view to open the store in autumn 2020.”

Aldi, which has stores across North Wales including in Rhyl and Mold, said the Ruthin store will “improve shopping choice and create new jobs for local people”.

“We’re excited to bring an Aldi food store to serve the Ruthin community,” the spokesperson added.