Birchall Foodservice acquires new warehouse space

Justin Birchall is pictured with his father, executive chairman Colin Birchall at the newly acquired site
Justin Birchall is pictured with his father, executive chairman Colin Birchall at the newly acquired site

Birchall Foodservice has set its sights on further expansion having reached capacity status 30 months after purchasing its last site.

As a result, Birchall has purchased a connecting site, thus securing the opportunity for future development.

The site currently houses an obsolete two-storey office/workshop complex, which will be demolished to make way for warehouse expansion. In the short term, the surrounding land around Cobalt House, in Burnley, Lancashire will help ease site congestion for visitor parking, along with allowing expansion of Birchall’s delivery fleet.

Birchall MD Justin Birchall, said: “Having more than doubled our warehouse space, we hadn’t predicted that its growth at this stage would be as big as it is. Obviously we’re really pleased, but we needed to ensure we have plans in place to facilitate the next stage of its growth.

“Therefore, the adjacent site becoming available was extremely fortuitous and, despite the challenges of tackling a brownfield site, we are determined to develop this location into a productive facility benefitting the company, its employees and the community.”

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Priyanka Jethwa
Priyanka is a journalist for Better Wholesaling and reports on the latest from the industry, keeping wholesalers up to date on the most recent news.

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