Construction works commenced last night on the Aldi Supermarket located on Mitchell Street Tipperary Town – the store is closed for trading purposes until Wednesday. Residents have complained of loud noise throughout the night as some minor demolition works were undertaken. The construction work will continue tonight and tomorrow night to conclude with the Store re–opening for trade on Wednesday August 23rd at 9am. The site supervisor for Manning’s Construction says the works over the next two nights will not be as loud as on Sunday night. The planning permission was granted in 2019 and includes a condition that “No construction or demolition activity giving rise to noise audible from the nearest habitable development shall be carried out on Sundays, Bank Holidays or Public Holidays.” The permission also imposes noise restrictions on weekdays (Monday to Friday) to the hours between 8am and 6pm and between the hours of 8am and 2pm on Saturdays.
The closure this week is to enable the construction of a temporary internal partition – the southern wall of the existing store, which opened in 2013, is to be relocated to allow an extra aisle to be added to the store. Trees in the area have been removed to allow for extra car parking spaces including 4 EV charging points and the relocation of the shopping trolley storage area. There is also expected to be closure of 4 weeks commencing in mid January for the store refit to be completed and rooftop solar panels installed.