Posted: Tue 29th Mar 2022

New production facility plans at Greenfield Kingspan site could create 25 jobs

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This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Mar 29th, 2022

Plans for a new production facility at an insulation manufacturing firm’s base in Flintshire could create 25 additional jobs, it’s been revealed. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Kingspan has submitted an application to demolish several existing buildings at its site on Greenfield Business Park. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The proposals would result in the creation of a new building measuring 4,797 square metres to house a production facility, offices, machinery, storage space and a recycling area. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The company said it would lead to a “more streamlined approach” to production, resulting in extra job opportunities. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

There are currently 450 staff members based at the site in Greenfield, near Holywell, including administration and operational workers. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

In a planning statement, an agent acting on the firm’s behalf said: “Kingspan Limited is a company specialised in manufacturing composite insulated roof and wall cladding for the construction industry. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The site comprises an existing building, an open yard and storage compound. It forms part of the wider Kingspan complex. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The proposed building would fill the majority of the site. It would have a lean-to roof and the external materials would include insulated wall and roof panels. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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“It is understood that the objective of the proposed development is not necessarily to increase production output but rather to run a more streamlined approach and to work more efficiently. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“It is anticipated that the development would create 25 new job positions.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The proposals would also result in the construction of three silos, new access points for pedestrians and vehicles and extra car parking. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The company said road safety had been taken into account when creating the plans. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

It added: “It is not considered that the development would have any detrimental impact upon highway safety. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The development would provide a safe and convenient access for all, provide adequate parking and would not have an adverse effect on the local highway network.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Comments are being invited on the application via Flintshire Council’s website. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The local authority is expected to make a decision on the proposals at a later date. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Liam Randall – Local Democracy Reporter (more here). ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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