The Harris Partnership is the architect. Credit: THP

Caddick Construction picked for Haribo expansion

Consent was granted earlier this month for a 94,000 sq ft warehouse at the sweet manufacturer’s Castleford base.

The Harris Partnership is the architect for the expansion project, which was greenlit by Wakefield Council’s January planning committee.

Haribo has been working in the area since 2012, and made a £22m investment in its manufacturing facilities there in 2021. The company has a 32-acre site at Whitwood Common Lane beside the M62.

Consent for the new facility helps safeguard 600 jobs across the two Yorkshire sites. Building work is expected to start on site soon with completion expected early 2025.

Paul Dodsworth, Caddick Construction Group’s managing director, said: “Our appointment to HARIBO UK’s expansion plans is very exciting for Caddick as we grow our manufacturing portfolio.

“As a Yorkshire business, we’re very proud to once again be leading on a development that will boost industry and protect employment, making this great region home to world-leading manufacturing. We are looking forward to starting work on site and working with HARIBO UK to fulfil their expansion plans.”

Jon Hughes, managing director for the confectionary giant across the UK and Ireland, said: “Following another successful year, we’re pleased to have recently received planning approval for a new, purpose-built warehouse at our Castleford site.

“We expect to break ground and begin construction soon and are delighted to have appointed local Yorkshire construction firm Caddick Construction to support the build.

“For fifty years, we’ve been part of Yorkshire’s sweet-making tradition. The new warehouse will allow us to manage increased volumes of finished product and stock more raw materials and packaging so that we can meet the growing demand for our delicious treats to  create more moments of childlike happiness across the UK.”

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