A major supermarket chain is set to open up a new branch in High Wycombe by the end of this calendar year.

Aldi, which already has two outlets in the town along Baker Street and Tannery Road, will aim to launch 35 new stores in 2014, with Wycombe’s latest addition being situated along Crest Road in Cressex.

The 1,801 square foot building will also have a 517 square metre McDonald’s restaurant drive-thru at the former Park and Ride site.

There will be 126 parking spaces along with a new pedestrian crossing on John Hall Way.

Each new store opening will create around 40 new jobs on average, boosting employment opportunities within local areas.

It is expected to open by May this year.

Jonathan Neale, Managing Director of National Real Estate at Aldi UK, said: “After attracting more new customers than any other supermarket in the last 12 months, we’re more determined than ever to expand our presence across the country.

“We want to make high-quality food accessible to all, and shoppers know they’ll always get more for their money when shopping at Aldi.”

Aldi is the UK’s fourth-largest supermarket and celebrated opening its 1,000th  store in the country last year.

The openings form part of Aldi’s long-term target of 1,500 stores in the UK – with the supermarket set to invest £550 million on expanding its UK footprint this year alone.

Additionally, from June 1 store Assistants at Aldi will receive a starting pay of £12.40 per hour, and those based within the M25 will receive £13.65 per hour.