Jobs to follow with £150,000 bakery expansion

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The £150,000 expansion project includes a consultation to future-proof the bakery and building works
The £150,000 expansion project includes a consultation to future-proof the bakery and building works

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West Yorkshire bakery Just Desserts has appointed contractors to commence works on its £150,000 expansion plans, with an expectation of new jobs to be created as a result.

Huddersfield building company Bray Building Services started on site this week at the Shipley bakery.

The newly extended bakery, which is due to complete in mid-January 2020, will create new roles for the business in operations and warehousing.

The £150,000 expansion project includes a consultation to future-proof the bakery and building works, as well as new bakery equipment and a larger freezer to increase storage capacity. 

The bakery, which expanded into Unit 3 in 2015, has added Unit 4 on Station Road. It plans to transform the site with new offices and staff facilities.

Just Desserts will demolish the existing offices and staffroom to further extend the bakery footprint and freezer space by more than 60%.  The works will also include a mezzanine floor to house a board room.

Bespoke service offer

“We are delighted to appoint the team at Bray Building Services to implement our bakery expansion plans​,” said managing director James O’Dwyer.

They have built a great reputation both in their local area and in West Yorkshire and we were impressed with their professionalism, design approach and bespoke service offer. 

“We are excited to be able to support our five-year growth strategy to deliver a future-proofed bakery, as well as look after the health and wellbeing of our growing and loyal team with new staff facilities. The larger layout and working space of the extended bakery will improve efficiencies, productivity, workflow and capacity to deliver our handcrafted products to a growing customer base.​” 

The firm said that it was now looking to develop additional vegan and low sugar products to support its strategy to target new and existing markets.

Meanwhile, bakery Peter’s Food Services has announced the creation of 110 new jobs as it begins its own expansion plans.

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