Low-cost grocery retailer Aldi is to become a major tenant in the refurbished Frascati Shopping Centre in Blackrock in Dublin.

Aldi joins existing anchor tenants Marks and Spencer and Debenhams at Frascati.

The centre will almost double in size between now and the end of 2018, with extension works currently under way.

The works will increase the size of Frascati Shopping Centre from 100,000 sq ft to 170,000 sq ft.

Furthermore, 23 new retail units and five new food and beverage units in a dedicated restaurant location will be added.

An extension of the car park will provide a total of 550 spaces, and improved access to Frascati Road.

Commenting on the new store, Aldi Group Managing Director Giles Hurley said: "We are excited to be expanding our Dublin presence at such a fantastic location.

"Aldi always aims to offer the very best in award winning quality and unbeatable value for money to our customers and we are confident that our presence in the new and improved Frascati Shopping Centre will make Blackrock an even more attractive destination for shoppers."

Aldi currently has 129 stores across the country