Councillors are now reviewing the bakery’s application for a new 8,600m2 factory on the site of a former industrial waste ground behind the Napier Road industrial estate, including associated offices, four silos, a roof plant and infrastructure.
The new site would be situated less than a mile from Bakeaway’s existing production facility in the town.
A document submitted with planning application said: “The proposed development will enable Bakeaway to expand their operations in Corby, ensuring the business can suitable grow without re-locating too far from their current premises within Corby. The proposed unit represents a sustainable expansion of the business into the heart of England.
“The proposal seeks to generate a large number of new employment positions within Corby at a range of levels. The direct and indirect benefit of additional employment is a significant economic and social benefit for Corby and North Northamptonshire.”
The development comes almost four years after the company was bought out of administration, saving 60 jobs in the process, after an eleventh hour rescue bid.
Nathan Jones, director, and Steve Stokes, partner, of restructuring and advisory firm FRP Advisory, sold the business and accompanying assets of Bakeaway Limited to holding company House of Vantage Limited.
Established in 2011, Bakeaway produces and supplies own-label baking products, including a wide range of pastries and baked goods, to supermarkets. Its products are exclusively made in the UK and sourced where possible from sustainable ingredients.
Meanwhile, last month, Gü Puds and Happy Egg owner Noble Foods won planning permission to extend its factory in Lincolnshire, with an additional 929m2 of floor space to be added to the north of Noble’s egg packing site in North Scarle, near Lincoln.