With 30,700 cubic meters of concrete and 3,000 tonnes of steel making up the structure, the new building comprises three manufacturing floors larger than two football pitches where 48,000 tonnes of sweets will be produced per year. It will also include a four-storey office facility.
Construction of the building, which is visible from the M62 motorway, began in October 2013 and is due for completion next spring.
The building’s frame has taken Wates 10 months to construct, and has seen the contractor coordinate the delivery of 5,000 concrete wagons with a volume of concrete equivalent to a 40km long traffic jam.
Designed by The Harris Partnership, JPG and Silcock Leedham, the new factory is part of a £92m investment in manufacturing by Haribo both in Castleford and at its existing facility in Pontefract.