Developer breaks ground on warehouse building for food packaging company

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Stoford has broken ground on the site of a new production warehouse building in Telford which could secure the future of up to 250 jobs.

The scheme, on behalf of food packing manufacturer Portion Solutions, will deliver a single purpose-built warehouse unit of 123,835 sq ft on a 6.72-acre plot at Hortonwood 40.

Stoford will also develop new ancillary office accommodation, as well as car parking, landscaping and the formation of a new access to the site.

Contractor Morris Property has been appointed to deliver the building, which is expected to be operational by spring 2023.

Portion Solutions currently occupies three separate buildings in Telford. The new building will allow the manufacturer to combine its production and distribution operations under a single roof, securing the future of its existing workforce and creating new employment opportunities.

Portion Solutions purchased the site from Telford Land Deal, a partnership between Telford & Wrekin Council, Homes England and the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership.

Angus Huntley, director at Stoford said: “This new bespoke development is great news for employment in Telford. We are delivering a new warehouse building on land which has been unlocked through the Land Deal, and which has the potential to sustain hundreds of jobs. It will give Portion Solutions a base from which to continue to deliver market-leading products to wholesalers, distributors and foodservice operators nationwide.”

Fiona Norfolk, managing director, Portion Solutions said: “We are hugely excited that work has begun on our new building. This purpose-built facility will allow us to remain in Telford and will bring our existing team together in one single location. This new facility is a crucial step in our growth aspirations and investment programme in the years to come.”

Bulleys Bradbury advised Portion Solutions on the acquisition.

Simon Ganley, Stoford; Glyn O’Hara, Morris Property; James West, Morris Property; Cllr David Wright, Telford & Wrekin Council; Fiona Norfolk, Portion Solutions; Rod Spiby, Bulleys Bradbury; Angus Huntley, Stoford; Lee Evason, Morris Property. 

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