Waterford supermarket unveils expansion plans … for the way we live today
A busy supermarket in a county Waterford village is looking to change up the shopping experience for its customers by modernising and extending its store.
Donal Hickson, the owner of the Centra supermarket in Kilmeaden village, has lodged an application with Waterford City and County Council to make major alterations to the existing store.
The application requests a change of use of part of the existing store area at the rear of the building, to be converted for retail use, including a significant off-license, which will be amalgamated into the existing Supermarket.
The plans will 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.
To accommodate the changes, some alterations 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.
A decision on the application is due by the middle of June. Submissions from the public being accepted up until the end of June.