Construction of a New Building for ALDI in the German City of Pforzheim: Under One Roof with the Supermarket

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The new ALDI store on Schwarzwaldstrasse in Pforzheim: on top of the retail space, there are a car park, and three floors for a childcare center and assisted living units.

Housing, living, working – and buying the day-to-day necessities of life from a supermarket located in the same building. ALDI SÜD is setting new standards in urban development with the construction of a new mixed-use property in Pforzheim in southern Germany. The planning and consulting company Drees & Sommer SE provides project steering services for the discounter’s planned development that comprises an ALDI store with a parking area, residential units for senior citizens and a childcare center. The groundbreaking ceremony on Schwarzwaldstrasse took place on November 11. The project is scheduled for completion in 2024.

The total site area measures around 2,800 square meters and is situated close to the city center, in the vicinity of a major residential area and near to a main traffic artery. The ALDI store with a useful area of approximately 1,600 square meters includes retail space of about 1,000 square meters. A parking area with 64 parking spaces will be constructed directly above the supermarket, with an open façade to allow the area to be ventilated naturally. The three upper stories will provide accommodation for a four-group childcare center in addition to 43 apartments. These are suitable for assisted living, and for this reason rooms for nursing staff are also included in the design. “The mixed-use property will improve local shopping facilities for residents and enhance the amenities on offer for families with children, while creating an attractive residential environment for senior citizens in the inner city location,” points out Holger Philippin, Director Real Estate and responsible project developer at ALDI SÜD.

Find more information in our press release.