Warburtons has acquired a site at Tuscany Park Wakefield Europort from AMEC Developments for the construction of new ‘super’ bakery. The company has received detailed planning consent and is currently constructing the new unit on the 13-acre site. The phased construction will result in a facility of up to 23,225sq m and will be the largest bakery built by the company in the UK.
Roger McMullan, company secretary of Warburtons, says, “It’s an exciting time for our company. We are bringing 200 new jobs to the area and increasing our production capacity. We will continue to operate from our existing Wakefield bakery.”
Wakefield Europort is Yorkshire’s largest, fully serviced industrial development site. Located at the M62’s J31, the heart of the national distribution network, the scheme has over 125,550sq m of accommodation completed. With 60 acres remaining and available for immediate development a further 102,300sq m in varying building sizes can be accommodated.
Jones Lang LaSalle and Knight Frank represent Amec Development at Wakefield Europort, and King Sturge represented Warburtons in the acquisition.