Greene King to build £40m brewery in Suffolk

By William Dodds

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The new brewery is slated for completion in 2027. Credit: Greene King
The new brewery is slated for completion in 2027. Credit: Greene King

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UK beer manufacturer Greene King has announced plans to invest £40m into the development of a “state-of-the-art” brewery in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Slated for completion in 2027, the brewery will be located next to Greene King’s recently completed multi-million-pound distribution centre and will “significantly”​ improve the sustainability of its brewing operation.

Per pint, water usage in the brewing process will be reduced by more than 50% at the new site, while energy efficiency will also be improved.

This should help drive Greene King’s progression towards its science-based environmental target to become carbon net zero by 2040, as well as reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030.

During the construction process, the firm’s brewing operation will continue in its current form at Westgate Brewery, also in Bury St Edmunds.

Commenting on the announcement, Greene King chief executive Nick Mackenzie said that brewing in the town of Bury St Edmunds was part of the company’s DNA.

“This investment represents a further and significant ongoing commitment to our brewing operations in a town which has such a rich and storied connection with our business and with brewing,”​ continued Mackenzie.

“As we seek to make our operations more sustainable, our new brewery will future proof our ability to brew our much-loved brands, as we create a thriving modern hospitality business.”

Meanwhile, MP for Bury St Edmunds Jo Churchill added: “Greene King is at the heart of our Bury St Edmunds community, and has been for more than two centuries. Building a modern, more sustainable brewery that looks to the future will bring many benefits.

“It is brilliant to see the company commit to the future of its operations in the town and surrounding areas, supporting hundreds of jobs and maintaining the town’s heritage as a pillar of British brewing.”

The announcement comes not long after Greene King invested more than £9m in its Belhaven Brewery in Dunbar.

In other news, a drinks manufacturer has been fined £14k after a worker lost their finger in a bottling machinery.

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