Swizzels to open new factory in Middlewich

By Michelle Perrett

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The new factory will see expansion for the sweets manufacturer
The new factory will see expansion for the sweets manufacturer

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Swizzels Matlow, the confectionery firm that produces Love Hearts and Drumstick sweets, is to open a new 14,678m2 manufacturing facility in Middlewich, Cheshire.

The new facility will be an expansion of the confectioner’s current manufacturing capability and involves a significant additional investment in new manufacturing plant and machinery.


Logistics property company Tritax Symmetry said it had exchanged contracts with Swizzels Matlow for the delivery of the manufacturing facility at Ma6nitude in Middlewich. This forms the first phase of a total development of up to 460,000ft2​, it said.


Business growth

Jeremy Dee, managing director at Swizzels, said: “We are excited to embark upon this development to further support the growth of our business. We look forward to working with Tritax Symmetry at Ma6nitude in the delivery of what we are confident will be a first-rate manufacturing facility.”

David Nuttall, development director at Tritax Symmetry, added: “Bringing a well-respected and long-established company to Ma6nitude is a huge coup for both the scheme and the region.  

Quality jobs

“Swizzels’ decision to choose Ma6nitude E as the location for such a significant investment in growing its business emphasises the quality of the site and its confidence in our ability to deliver this new manufacturing facility. This is also excellent news for Middlewich, too, bringing a range of good-quality jobs to the area.

“With the deal now signed, we are aiming to submit the planning application imminently.”

Located just off Junction 18 of the M6, the site offers plots from three up to 53 acres and buildings can be delivered from 40,000–638,000ft2​.

In 2016, the sweet manufacturer opened its doors to BBC Two series Inside the Factory​, allowing presenters Gregg Wallace and Cherry Healey to explore its new Mills factory, which operates 24 hours a day, making over a million sweets every day.

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