The project involves the construction of a 15,540m² food production facility for the manufacturer, whose brands include Kingsmill and Jordans. It will be built on a former British Sugar site that processed, produced and packaged sugar for over 90 years.
The main bakery building will be a single-storey unit housing baking ovens, packing equipment and incoming materials. It will be located on a disused beet pad that was originally used to transform raw plant material into sugar.
Gleeds director Anthony Cork said: “We are delighted to be appointed on this exciting project for Associated British Foods which will turn a largely un-used manufacturing facility into a state of the art production facility.”
The development is due to complete by October 2017, with the first bakery products being produced for sale in early 2018.