Webb Gray designed the unit. Credit: via Barques

Stoford to deliver 184,500 sq ft Middlewich warehouse 

British Salt has appointed the developer to build the Cheshire facility next to its proposed manufacturing plant, plans for which were approved in August. 

Stoford has now submitted an application for a 184,500 sq ft warehouse on Faulkner Drive to support British Salt’s existing operations and its new manufacturing facility. 

Designed by architect Webb Gray, the warehouse will enable British Salt to store the products manufactured on site, streamlining its packaging and supply chain operations. 

Avison Young is the planning consultant for the project.

Subject to planning approval from Cheshire East Council, Birmingham-based Stoford hopes to start building work in the second quarter of 2022. Completion is scheduled for early 2023. 

Fraser Ramsay, commercial and business development manager for estates for British Salt, said: “The proposed new warehouse at our Middlewich site is a key strategic enabler in the delivery of our exciting growth plans for British Salt. 

“The new warehouse is the latest major investment at Middlewich and follows on from a new pharmaceutical grade salt manufacturing facility.” 

Work to build the new manufacturing facility, which will be the first in the UK to produce pharmaceutical grade salt, is due to start later this year. 

Owned by TATA Chemicals Group since 2011, British Salt has operated from its Middlewich home since 1967. 

The company provides more than 400,000 tonnes of salt every year. 

Edward Peel, development manager at Stoford, said: “British Salt has been manufacturing from Middlewich for over 50 years and it is great to support its long-term aspirations and investment in the region. We’re looking forward to working with the company over the next few months.”  

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