Carlsberg withdraws application for new distribution centre in Brackmills, Northampton

Carlsberg factory in  Bridge Street
Carlsberg factory in Bridge Street
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Carlsberg has announced it is withdrawing plans to build a new 640,000 sq ft warehouse and distribution hub in a Northampton industrial estate.

A planning proposal had been submitted to Northampton Borough Council by the lager manufacturer to build a new National Distribution Centre in Brackmills.

However, the company announced today (Wednesday) that it would not be proceeding with the development, which would have created 50 jobs.

A spokesman for Carlsberg UK said: “Earlier this year we announced a proposal to potentially relocate our National Distribution Centre at Swan Valley in Northampton to a new Roxhill Ltd development at Brackmills in Northampton.

“At that time we were clear that the proposal remained subject to Carlsberg Group board approval and that the planning application – submitted by the developer Roxhill Ltd – listed Carlsberg UK only as the potential named occupier.

“Having taken time to consider the proposal alongside our colleagues within the Group, we have taken the decision not to proceed with the development, meaning our National Distribution Centre will not relocate to Brackmills.

“Our decision is based on a thorough analysis of the economic and business case. Consequently we have informed Roxhill Ltd and the local Borough Council of our decision ahead of the application being heard later this month.”

The spokesman said Carlsberg UK would continue to explore options for the future national supply chain but remained committed to its current sites in Northampton.

He said: “Our existing facilities and recent investment in Northamptonshire, which we are proud to have called our home since the 1970s, mean we are excellently placed to operate our business for the benefit of our customers and employees.”