Redundant site is brought back to life

The new Aldi supermarket built on the former Rollem site at Ecclesfield
The new Aldi supermarket built on the former Rollem site at Ecclesfield
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Print finishing equipment manufacturer Rollem is planning a new development after completing the transformation of its former Ecclesfield site into a new Aldi store.

Rollem expanded to modern premises in Tankersley last year after agreeing a deal with Aldi and appointing local construction group JF Finnegan, to build the new supermarket.

The company is now looking at options for redeveloping a 2,000 sq ft mill building on the site and inviting potential occupiers to express an interest.

Options include residential, commercial and leisure developments, such as a bistro or restaurant.

Rollem’s co-owner, Colin Pears, said: “We are delighted with the work that JF Finnegan has undertaken to create the new Aldi at Ecclesfield. As our company home for so many years, we are committed to ensuring the long-term success of the site and received excellent feedback from Aldi and its customers in the first week of trading.

Aldi actually stated that the building that was handed over by JF Finnegan for the fit-out was one of the best it had ever taken over which is testament to the build quality.

“We are now considering various options for the remaining mill building and are excited about the possibility of welcoming more tenants to this well-located scheme.”

Finnegan’s Dawa Singh added: “This is an excellent example of where a redundant site has been cleverly brought back to life for the benefit of the local community.”