Expansion work is set to begin this weekend at the Aldi on Botley Road, following the approval of plans by Oxford City Council.

Plans were submitted to the council by the discount supermarket giant in February and they were approved in June.

Bosses say they want to ‘modernise the appearance’ of the store alongside expanding the site, with the existing cladding, eaves and roof will be changed to dark grey to match neighbouring Home Bargains.

A spokesperson for Aldi said: “We will close our Oxford, Botley Road store on Sunday 17th October at 4pm to carry out refurbishment works.

“When we reopen on the 18th November, the store will be in our new layout, which ensures more space for fresh, chilled and food-to-go ranges. It will be much brighter with simpler layouts and wider aisles. We will keep the community updated on developments.”

Here is everything with know about the refurbishment project.

Everything we know about Aldi’s refurbishment

What are the plans?

The project will see a single storey extension added to the north west corner of the Aldi store where the existing trolley bay is located.

The entrance to the store is set to be repositioned and an external lobby will be provided alongside a new glazed canopy.

The existing canopy at the front of the store will be raised in height to better integrate it with the canopy and lobby.

Oxford Mail: The plans for the expansion of the Aldi store. Design by Kendall and Kingscott The plans for the expansion of the Aldi store. Design by Kendall and Kingscott

Car parking spaces at the site will be reduced from 353 to 348 due to the new lobby and paving.

Plans will also see the bicycle racks moved to the front of the new entrance, with one new space created for cyclists.

When will the store close and reopen?

The shop will close its doors on October 17 for work to begin and is due to reopen by November 18.