Global food manufacturer plans warehouse extension

A recent planning application that was submitted for the approval of Carlisle City Council has outlined aims of extending an iconic factory building that has stood in the border city since the year 1831.

The McVitie’s biscuit factory is a renowned local landmark, along with being a notable employer for the area, presently providing 750 residents with work. The newly unveiled plans follow an uncertain year for the biscuit-making brand. The international food manufacturer Pladis, which owns McVitie’s, recently announced a proposal to close a major factory based in Glasgow, a move that will see production efforts relocated to other sites around the UK, such as Carlisle.

Pladis commented that the new initiative had been necessary in order to resolve an “excess capacity” issue occurring across its sites in the UK. As part of this move, the company now seeks planning permission so it can extend its warehouse located in Carlisle to cope with increased production.

According to the News & Star, a spokesperson for Pladis said:

“The investment is intended to streamline the movement of work-in progress and packaging materials on the site by consolidating storage into a single location. The overriding objective of the proposal is to improve the internal efficiency of operations within the site.”

From international enterprises to people planning house extensions in Chester, Carlisle and other UK cities, many property owners use architects to help with their projects. Professional architects can not only be called upon to draw up plans for building extensions, making them most of available space, but they can also act as agents, communicating with local planners.

Posted by Mark
July 5, 2021

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