Leicestershire based Colton Packaging has been granted planning permission to expand its site at Hockey Close in Loughborough to enable further growth.
Following an application submitted to Charnborough Borough Council earlier this year, conditional planning has been unanimously approved for Colton Packaging to build two new industrial units for storage and distribution at its Loughborough HQ.
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.”
The significant investment in the construction and fit out of the two new light commercial units will add a further 10,800 square foot in storage and distribution space to the Loughborough site, increasing the footprint of Colton’s headquarters at Hockey Close to over 65,000 square feet. It is also expected to create two news jobs, initially an additional driver and warehouse person, with more roles planned in 2023.
Laura continues: “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.