A company based on Enterprise Way in Pinchbeck hopes to create 56 new jobs with a major expansion.
Total Worldfresh Ltd is seeking planning consent for a chilled store extension to its existing fruit and vegetable storage and distribution depot.
Details supplied to South Holland District Council by Arctica say the application involves additional chilled storage space associated with the existing site activity of “receiving bulk quantities of fruit and vegetables; the chilling and or ripening of this and then repacking for distribution to retailers”.
Arctica continue: “The applicant calculates that the expansion will provide an additional 36 full-time and 20 part-time (44 full-time equivalent) jobs at the depot.”
The present building was put up in 1999 after planning consent was granted that same year.
Arctica say Enterprise Way is the main access road through an industrial area created specifically to attract companies like Total Worldfresh operating in the food handling sector.
The firm’s site is bounded on all sides by other industrial facilities.
• The company has not yet commented on the expansion.
According to the company’s website, Total Worldfresh – formerly Redbridge Worldfresh – is the retail and procurement division of Total Produce UK Ltd. Its work involves every stage in the product’s life-cycle from plant breeding to production and global importation to UK sourcing and supply.