Thornton & Ross pharmaceutical facility underway
A pharmaceutical company that is based in Huddersfield, named Thornton & Ross, has begun the process of constructing a new state-of-the-art facility which will carry out the bottling and filling of its products.
The new 600sq m facility, which will be incorporated into the existing Thornton & Ross warehouse, will be completed by the 1st January 2020 following design and engineering works by Haden Freeman and after building and civil engineering works by Hawkins Construction (Northern) Ltd.
Construction is predicted to take up to 22 weeks, with the construction works specifically including demolition and alterations to structures around existing production lines, structural steelwork and gantries, internal hygiene standard fire walls, walk on ceiling, Electrical & Mechanical design and installation of hygiene doors, stainless steel kerbs, and specialist anti-dissipative hygienic flooring.
The Vice-President of UK Operations of Thornton & Ross, Mark Kirkup stated: “This facility represents the largest single investment that our parent company, the STADA Group, has made at our UK site and underlines the success of Thornton & Ross as a company.
“It will form an integral part of our plans to expand, which include the creation of 40 new permanent positions across the company.
“We selected our partners on this project for their technical capabilities and experience of working in similar environments. Despite the short timeframe for completion, we are extremely pleased with how the project is progressing and look forward to seeing the new bottling line in action.”
The Managing Director at Hawkins Construction, Shaun Sykes added: “Hawkins Construction are extremely proud to be involved with this project and look forward to working closely with Thornton & Ross and building our relationship with the project team involved. Our teams will ensure all work complies with our ISO:9001 2015 certified quality standards.”
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