Engineering contract won

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hariboCivil and structural engineering consultancy, JPG, has secured a significant contract to advise Haribo on the delivery of its new multi-million pound, state of the art manufacturing facility in Castleford, West Yorkshire, UK.

JPG is consulting with the German manufacturer to help deliver specialist production facilities on the 722,000 sq ft site and put in place appropriate structural design solutions. This involves substantial design work to support four production buildings, an energy conservation centre, silo buildings, a despatch building and a gatehouse.

The factory, which is situated at junction 31 of the M62, will have capacity to produce some 48,000 tonnes of sweets annually, predominantly serving the UK.  The £92m investment is creating nearly 300 jobs and has been backed by a £6.4m grant from the government’s Regional Growth Fund as part of round one of the scheme.

JPG has already advised the well-known sweet manufacturer over the acquisition of the site due to its historic involvement on neighbouring projects at Pioneer Business Park, Wakefield Europort and Normanton Industrial Estate.

Chris Harding, Director at JPG says: “Our previous work in the area means that we already have extensive knowledge of the local landscape and this has assisted Haribo enormously in planning civil and structural elements for its very specific facility demands. We also have extensive knowledge of the food industry with projects undertaken for ARLA and Carlsberg. The structural and material demands for any food manufacturing facility are very complex due to hygiene, processing and temperature requirements.”

Source: Confectionery Production