Birchall Foodservice begins a further expansion plan

Less than three years after moving to larger premises, Birchall Foodservice has begun a further expansion programme.

At the start of 2015, it more than doubled the size of its Burnley headquarters when it purchased Cobalt House. However, with the business growing faster than predicted, it has now bought a 40,000 sq ft connecting site, which will take the combined land to 104,000 sq ft.

Justin (left) and Colin Birchall.

Justin (left) and Colin Birchall.

The two-acre plot currently houses an obsolete two-storey office/workshop complex, which will be demolished to make way for a warehouse expansion, with 20 staff added to the present 100.

In the short term, the surrounding land will help ease site congestion for visitor parking, along with the expanding delivery fleet.

Managing director Justin Birchall said: “Having more than doubled our warehouse space by relocating to this site only 30 months ago, we hadn’t predicted that our growth at this stage would be as big as it is.

“The adjacent site becoming available was extremely fortuitous. We are determined to develop this location into a productive facility benefiting the company, its employees and the community.”

The current turnover of the Country Range Group member is £24 million. In addition to Burnley, it has depots in Wrexham, Durham, Sheffield and Stafford.

Tel: Birchall Foodservice (01282) 429446

Published Date: June 16, 2017
Category: Wholesale Industry News