Nestlé UK has announced plans to expand its Nescafé factory in Derbyshire, a plan which will cost £200 million to complete.
The development marks the highest value project to date for O'Brien Contractors which has been given the task of bringing the plan to fruition. The company has been sub-contracted by its new customer John Sisk and Sons to complete the Nestlé factory job in Tutbury near to Burton upon Trent. The facility will be the first of its kind to bring together all of Nestlé's coffee production in the UK and will include freeze dried, spray dried and pod technology.
It will allow the company to continue its range of products within the country for easy distribution to vendors all over the nation. It also represents the Nestlé group's largest construction project on a global basis and O'Brien has been tasked with a host of key elements that it will help to deliver the expansion on time and within budget. Foundation work has already gotten underway but there are a number of other tasks that the company will carry out.
Peter O'Brien, managing director at O'Brien Contractors, said: "This multi-million pound contract is a fantastic start to 2013 for O'Brien Contractors and we are delighted to have developed a collaborative relationship with Sisk and look forward to working with them to deliver a successful project for Nestlé."
Following the initial foundation work, O'Brien will deliver substructures, drainage, storm water management systems as well as forming access roads, conducting ground remediation, carrying out landscaping among a whole host of the tasks.
Nestlé already has a strong presence within the UK with the Swiss company holding its product technology centre in York, North Yorkshire. It forms part of the firm's global network of research centres.
While the Tutbury site in Derbyshire deals with the hot drinks market, the York facility oversees the confectionary side of Nestlé's operations and is responsible for the development of new technology and innovative products ready for the mass market.