Operation tran-storemation: Busy Waterford supermarket gets green light for major makeover
A popular local supermarket has been granted permission for it plans to modernise and significantly extend its existing store.
Donal Hickson, the owner of the Centra supermarket in Kilmeaden village, has been granted approval from Waterford City and County Council to make major alterations to his premises.
As part of the application, Mr Hickson sought and received a change of use to existing parts of the supermarket, including at the store area at the rear of the building. These will now be converted for retail use, including the creation of an off-license, which will be amalgamated into the existing supermarket.
The supermarket will now see the relocation of the offices/staff facilities into the current store areas. Alterations will be made to the front of the building including the removal of the current vaulted roof to be replaced by a lower level flat roof to merge with the current pitch of the existing roof.
Some alterations will be made to the layout of the car park, the public footpath, and the existing entrances and exits onto the old Cork Road.
The building in which the supermarket is located is owned by Glanbia, from whom Mr Hickson leases the premises.