German supermarket giant Aldi buys Bunbury St John of God site as its expansion continues in the region. The site comprises of 10,373sqm,at 9 Edward Street, which features a unique location as four street frontages in a high profile commercial centre and an existing approval for a comprehensive development. The area was sold by CBRE’s Lloyd Jenkins and Ben younger via an offers to purchase campaign. Mr younger told that the site was hotly contested because of its potential versatility and was formerly home to St John of God Hospital. Bunbury is West Australia’s second biggest metropolitan region. Mr younger told that the Aldi supermarket would be within a walking distancefrom all civic and cultural amenities.
Aldi had opened its 45,000sqm distribution centre in Jandakot, has opened 17 WA outlets, including in Kwinana, Belmoint Forum and Lakeside Joondalup. It also has plans to open in Waikiki this month and Ellenbrook next month. It also got the development approval for another store at the masterplanned community in Banksia Grove, 27km north of the Perth CBD. It had plans to open 70 WA stores in the long term; which already confirmed in Lakelands, Secret Harbour, Morley and Cockburn.