Over the last few weeks the site at Blackmore Park has been taking shape – just take a look at the progress…….
Today marks an important day in esp history with the first steel columns being lifted and secured into place on site at Blackmore Park. Once the steel frame has been completed just over 1080 tonnes of steel will have been erected over 100 days.
esp are now the only truly independent disposable paper manufacturer in the UK and our new home will consolidate all operations, allowing us to function more efficiently, whilst allowing for expanded manufacturing capability and an increased storage and distribution area.
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Following a successful public consultation at the beginning of March, we will be submitting formal planning application to Malvern Hills District Council within the next few days. The paperwork has finally been completed and we are extremely excited to move into the next stage of the Blackmore Park project.
Our current facilities cover just over 108,000 square feet, which is split between a converting unit, offices and three warehouses. Back in 2007, we started searching for suitable land / premises to amalgamate all areas into one location. The 19 acre site at Blackmore Park in Malvern was purchased in 2013. The new site will consolidate all operations enabling us to continue servicing our current markets whilst also allowing for future development and expansion into new markets.
Isla Buchanan, ESP’s Projects Manager, Matt Tebbatt of One Ltd and Philip Oakley of CPS Build have put together detailed design concepts of how our new facility may look:
Watch this space for more updates on the Blackmore Park project.