Diageo confirms expansion plans for Mallusk facility
Diageo has confirmed plans for a major extension on a 17-acre site at its Mallusk facility.
The extension at the Enterprise Way plant is planned to “support production demand”.
In May, LCN reported that the drinks giant was planning a major extension and redevelopment at its Mallusk site on the back of growing demand for Baileys.
In April, the company reported a £24.5m investment to expand capacity at its packaging facility in Belfast which is set to double its canning production through a new “state-of-the-art packaging line” capable of producing 72,000 cans per hour.
In Newtownabbey, the proposed development will include additional warehouse capacity, staff facilities and associated plant equipment as well as increased staff car parking, trailer bays, external lighting and landscaping.
A spokesperson for Diageo said: “Diageo is looking at the opportunity to extend its warehousing facilities at its Baileys Global Supply site at Mallusk.
“As part of the plans, Diageo will be conducting a comprehensive community consultation in advance of the submission of any application.”
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council said: “The council has received a pre-application notice (PAN) for a large scale investment proposal from Diageo Baileys Global Supply to extend their existing facility at Mallusk.
“The applicant is currently undertaking community consultation in advance of submitting their planning application.”