Asda Downpatrick makes final preparations ahead of opening temporary store

Asda Downpatrick makes final preparations ahead of opening temporary store

A new temporary Asda store will open in Downpatrick next week, it has been confirmed.

Following severe flooding in the County Down town at the end of October last year, the Asda store was forced to close after structural damage to the building was discovered in the days after.

As store owners and staff were coming to terms and assessing the damage inflicted by the flooding caused by heavy rainfall, Asda revealed its store in the town had been significantly impacted.

The retailer had previously communicated its plans to open a temporary store in the Downpatrick store car park back in December, and have now announced this store will open on Thursday 25th January at 1pm.

Thanking their customers, colleagues, and suppliers for their patience, flexibility, and support, Store Manager Ciara Smyth said all the staff were excited to welcome everyone back.


We are pleased to announce that it is our intention to open the temporary store on Thursday 25th January 2024 at 1pm. I want to thank all of our customers, colleagues and suppliers for all their patience, flexibility, and support during this time,” said Ciara.

“I’m proud that throughout this period of disruption, we’ve been able to redeploy all of our colleagues across other local stores whilst we have worked through a solution. Now I’m delighted that we can welcome all our colleagues back together to work as one team again in Downpatrick.

“The hard work begins now as we prepare to get the temporary store ready for all our customers and we are excited to welcome back the local community into the store from the 25th January.”

The supermarket continued to support its local community since the store closed by operating a click and collect service from its Portadown store and increased the number of home delivery slots available in the local area, while a community bus service was made available to transport customers from Downpatrick to the Portadown store daily until 1st January 2024.