The new Home Bargains in Ramsgate will be recruiting some 70 staff for the opening of the store next March.
The discount chain was granted planning permission for variation of use at the former Aldi site in Boundary Road in May. The plot had been put on the market for a cost in the region of £2.3million. Aldi opened its new store across the road at the old gas works last December.
Home Bargains say the store will open after a high-quality shop fit out.
A spokesperson for Home Bargains said: “Home Bargains will be opening a new store in Ramsgate in March 2023.
“We are extremely excited to be opening our first store in Ramsgate and having the opportunity to show a whole new community of customers our fantastic product ranges. These will include both a chilled and frozen section and will, of course, be in line with the Home Bargains’ ethos of top brands at bottom prices.
“We will soon be recruiting upwards of 70 roles for the new store. All the new vacancies will be advertised on our website at https://jobs.homebargains.co.uk/.”
In planning documents previously submitted to Thanet council on behalf of Home Bargains it said: “Many of these job opportunities will be available to local people. Job opportunities within the store will be across a range of scales. In addition to jobs within the store itself, other employment opportunities will be created.
“These would include jobs created by the store fit out and merchandising the store, and jobs involved within the future maintenance and security of retail units; cleaners; security guards; etc.”
The site is part of the company’s plans to further expand their 575+ national store network.