A new bottling plant for Carlsberg UK will be designed and built by Caddick Construction after the two organisations agreed a £7.2 million contract.
The hall will add a 75,000ft facility to the existing premises in Northampton and will enable the brewing giant to double its production levels. It is currently responsible for brands such as Carlsberg, Tuborg, Holsten and San Miguel, with its scope increasing from five million to ten million bottles each year.
It is expected that the building will open in the first quarter of next year, creating up to 60 new jobs in the area.
Stephen Shoesmith-Evans, project manager at Carlsberg UK, said that Caddick Construction was its number one choice because of its reputation for the attention to detail that it pays to its projects.
"We want the new bottling hall to both stand out externally as a great building, but also to raise the bar internally on our production environments and we believe Caddick is the right company to help us achieve that," he added.
In June last year, Carlsberg closed down its Tetley's Brewery in Leeds at Brewery Wharf, cutting 140 jobs in the process.
It led to Greg Mulholland, Liberal Democrat MP for North West Leeds, tabling an Early Day Motion in the House for pubs, bars and clubs in the city to boycott the company's beers while also supporting local breweries.
He went on to encourage the people of Leeds and beer-lovers in general to "express their anger at the decision".
However, with the new bottling facility in Northampton, Carlsberg UK is attempting to increase its presence in the country's market.
Andrew Murray, managing director of Caddick Construction, said: "We are very excited to have been chosen by Carlsberg to deliver its new bottling hall at the Northampton brewery. We have worked hard to win the project and look forward to making it a success and to extending our expertise in this specialist sector of construction.”
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