McCormick & Co, the flavouring and condiments specialist, has been given the go-ahead to construct a huge new food processing factory in Peterborough, creating up to 300 jobs for the region.
According to Peterborough Today, the US spice giant put forward proposals for a 60,000 square metre development set within a 9.5 hectares site at the Peterborough Gateway, which has been approved by Peterborough City Council planners.
Construction for the industrial hub will take place in two phases at Plot 113, Forli Strada, Alwalton Hill, and will include a storage and distribution facility, a two-storey office block, and a transport hub with parking for 32 heavy good vehicles, and a 266 space car park. As yet, it is unclear when McCormick & Co intend to start operations.
The company was founded over 130 years ago in Maryland, USA, and employs approximately 12,000 people worldwide, and its spices, seasonings, and condiments are sold in over 150 countries.
They are the second food manufacturer to relocate to the Peterborough area within the last few months. AM Fresh, which supplies fresh produce to supermarkets, created 180 jobs when it began operations at Peterborough Gateway.
Peterborough had been particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, so the new jobs will be most welcome.
Recent figures from the Department for Work and Pensions show the number of people claiming Universal Credit had risen by 30.5 per cent to 22,146 people over five weeks to May 14 as the coronavirus lockdown forced many businesses to shut down.
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