Food giant in major expansion of production site

Construction firm adi Group has broken ground after it secured a multimillion-pound deal with food giant Princes.

The Birmingham-based contractor will redevelop Princes’ Long Sutton site in Lincolnshire, expanding it by 200,000 sq ft.

This will result in a new raw material handling and kitchen facility at the site which already employs more than 500 permanent staff.

The site is already Princes’ largest food production site in the UK, producing a range of canned products including peas, pulses, beans, bean meals, fruits and ready meals.

“The contract with Princes marks a significant milestone for us at adi,” said adi Building and Refurbishment managing director David Beebee.

“This is one of the best-known food and drink brands in the UK and worldwide, so we’re really proud to be helping engineer further production capacity for the firm on British soil.”

A ground-breaking ceremony marked the official start of the development work, which is due to be completed next spring.

Ruth Simpson, group food and marketing director at Princes, said: “Our Long Sutton site is a well-established part of the Princes family and we’re delighted to be implementing this significant investment to secure its long-term future.

“Our development programme is providing state of the art equipment, better energy efficiency and increased production at the site, and is a major part of our commitment to UK manufacturing and providing sustained, high quality employment opportunities in the area.”