Colton Packaging has growth wrapped up as HQ expansion given go-ahead

How the new buildings will look

Loughborough-based Colton Packaging has been given the go-ahead by Charnwood Borough Council to build two storage units at its headquarters.

The “significant” investment in the construction and fit out of the two new light commercial units will add a further 10,800 sq ft in storage and distribution space to the Loughborough site, increasing the firm’s footprint at Hockey Close to over 65,000 sq ft. It is also expected to create two news jobs, initially an additional driver and warehouse person, with more roles planned in 2023.

Laura Colton-Smith, managing director at Colton Packaging, said: “We’re really pleased that planning has been granted for two new units within our Loughborough site. The new buildings form part of our long-term growth plans and will provide much needed additional space for the storage and distribution of our corrugated packaging solutions.”

She added: “We see this as long-term investment in the site and the wider community, enabling us to grow and create a long-term asset for future generations of the Colton family. We’ll be able to increase our stock and serve packaging capacity for all our customers and fulfil larger orders for sustainable, bespoke corrugated solutions. We’re hoping to start on site in October 2022 and be up and running by the first quarter of 2023.”

The Colton team has worked with Staniforth Architects for the design and Benchmark Property will be project managing the build. Main contractors on the project will be ADT Civils for groundworks, Seda Steelworks, Barnett Roofing and HF Hartley Electrical Contractors.