Cheshire: Construction work for multi-million-pound expansion of factory completed

A CHESHIRE-based firm has completed construction work on the multi-million-pound extension of a factory.

Caddick Construction, which is headquartered at Trident Business Park in Risley, Warrington, has announced the completion of work at global packaging and recycling specialist Alpla’s manufacturing facility in nearby Golborne.

This included a link bridge over a road, connecting the existing plant to the former Carlsberg unit – acquired by the company in 2019 as its new logistics hub, which has also been ‘substantially expanded’.

The business now also has extra warehousing space at the Stonecross Park site.

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Ben Edwards, contracts manager at Caddick Construction, said: “We have worked with Alpla over the last couple of years, connecting the company’s two bases and expanding its logistics facility.

“The development has future-proofed Alpla’s expansion in response to increased demand for its products.

“It has also delivered business efficiencies, enabling products to be safely conveyed between Alpla’s manufacturing and storage facility without the need to physically transport between the buildings.”

Alpla produces ‘innovative packaging systems’, bottles and moulded parts for a range of clients – including packaging for hand sanitisers and cleaning sprays – and employs more than 20,000 staff worldwide.

Pozzoni Architecture designed the expanded facility and bridge link.

Senior associate Matt Mason added: “Close coordination with Alpla’s process engineers ensured that the towers and bridge link are fully compatible with the automated dual lane conveyor system, and the end-result is an efficient yet striking design – particularly with the blue and white fins illuminated on the link bridge at night.”

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