THP celebrate the recent opening of a new Aldi store in Flitwick / October, 2023

The development is the latest project completed on behalf of Aldi by the Milton Keynes and Reading offices and posed a number of challenges during the planning phase including the site’s Greenbelt status.

Through a rigorous and robust two-year planning phase working closely with both Central Bedfordshire Council and Flitwick Town Council, the Harris Partnership team and Aldi were able to deliver a new store alongside soft landscaping which includes hundreds of meters of new native species hedges, a wildflower meadow and over a dozen new trees.

The final addition to the site is a new bespoke piece of public art by local artist Iain Jamieson. The 10ft bug hotel, is designed to offer visitors the chance to learn more about the local natural environment and wildlife.

Commenting on the new site Justin Griffiths, Associate at The Harris Partnership said: “We’re thrilled to see the designs for the Flitwick Aldi store come to life and to not only have delivered a new supermarket for the local community but also new environment to support local biodiversity.

“This project demonstrates what can be achieved when all parties work together to understand the challenges and collaborate to deliver solutions which improve the local area.”