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Clegg supports 'rising success of bakery giant'

14 January 2011

Provider of food manufacturing facilities Clegg Food Projects has a won a multi-million pound contract to design and construct a cutting edge factory for bakery retailer Greggs

Nationally-renowned Clegg Food Projects, which provides turnkey solutions for major food operations all over the UK, has started on the design and construction of the new 80,000 sq ft Greggs bakery in Longbenton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, which will replace existing premises.

The project is the latest in a long line of large-scale projects that Clegg has carried out for Greggs. The new Gosforth factory, close to the first ever Greggs shop in Gosforth High Street, will support the company’s rapid growth as it plans to expand its chain of 1,400 shops around the UK by a further 600 sites over the next few years.

Stephen Giltrap, managing director of Clegg Food Projects, said: “Greggs’ new Gosforth Park Bakery will replace its existing bakery and is close to other Greggs production and distribution facilities, which we have also designed and built for the company.”

Clegg Food Projects has provided a fully integrated design and construction service to assist Greggs in finding the best solutions to create a cutting edge factory able to cope with the bakery’s ambitious growth, added Mr Giltrap.

The new facility has been specifically designed by Clegg to meet the needs of Greggs’ retail offering, to further increase its efficiency, product quality and innovation.

Mr Giltrap said: “This factory will be the eleventh project we have carried out for Greggs in less than ten years and we are delighted to be working with them again. It is particularly rewarding to be providing bespoke design and build solutions on a key site in the area where the company originates.

“We have drawn upon our technical knowledge and practical experience of the food manufacturing sector to ensure we have achieved the best possible outcome for Greggs.

“Clients value work that comes in on budget, on time, and is finished to a high standard, and we are always able to deliver service of this quality.”

Work in Gosforth has already started on site, with work expected to complete in June 2011.

Greggs group production project manager Peter Boughton said: “I’m pleased to be working with Clegg Food Projects again as we’ve built up a good understanding of each other’s requirements over the past nine years. This has resulted in continuous improvements to bakery design and adherence to build timescales which in turn has led to a reduction in build costs.”

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