Established commercial property developer, Stoford Developments, has submitted a planning application for a new 123,835 sq ft production warehouse building in Telford, which could secure the future of up to 250 local jobs.
The scheme, which is being delivered on behalf of food portion manufacturer Portion Solutions, proposes the development of a single purpose-built warehouse unit on a 6.72-acre plot at Hortonwood 40, just five miles from Telford town centre.
Despite only being formed in February last year, Portion Solutions is the combination of two pre-existing companies, Single Source Limited and Custom Pack, with the former being the manufacturer for several major brands including Candarel and Silver Spoon.
As a result of its long inherited history, Portion Solutions is now the UK leading portion packer of sugar, sweetener, sauces, salt, pepper and hot beverages and supplies the UK hospitality industry as well as contract packing for some of the UK’s biggest consumer brands.
Commenting on the proposed new office Fiona Norfolk, Managing Director of Portion Solutions, said: “This is a significant and exciting development in the life of Portion Solutions. We will have a purpose-built facility in which we will evolve our current capabilities and grow into new areas over the coming years.”
Portion Solutions currently occupies three separate buildings in Telford, one in Halesfield Industrial Estate and a further two in Stafford Park.
The proposed new development will allow it to further develop its operations in the area, bringing an additional 200+ jobs to the local community.
Should Stoford Developments’ planning application be successful, work could start on the new building in September 2021.
In a statement released earlier, Angus Huntley, Development Manager at Stoford, said: “Portion Solutions is making a commitment to its future in Telford, which is great news for employment in the area. This proposal has the potential to give Portion Solutions a new warehouse, combining three operations under a single roof and enabling it to continue to provide market-leading products to wholesalers, distributors and foodservice operators nationwide.”