Food and drink group Princes is set to invest £3.6million in its Long Sutton site as part of its ongoing commitment to strengthening its UK operations.
With work due to start in April, the investment will see the creation of new staff changing and catering facilities and a new office at Long Sutton – the firm’s largest UK site.
A new on-site restaurant will cater for the site’s 660 employees, forming part of Princes Public Health Responsibility Deal pledge to provide healthier staff restaurants.
Development work also involves an upgrade of existing welfare facilities in the main office including new staff locker rooms, toilets and shower facilities.
Work is targeted to be completed by December 2016 and the company says it will provide a new workspace that will support teamwork and communications across the site teams and operational efficiencies.
The Long Sutton facility produces a range of canned products, including baked beans, vegetables, fruit, pulses, pasta and meatballs. It is a major purchaser of British produce for a range of branded products and supermarket own-brands.
Ruth Simpson, corporate relations director for Princes, said: “Princes is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of all our employees. We are investing in providing them with a modern working environment that promotes the development of Long Sutton as a best-practice producer of UK canned food.
“We are proud to work with local growers and suppliers right across Lincolnshire, who provide us with a range of produce for our Crosse & Blackwell and Batchelors brands .
“Ongoing investment comes despite a challenging global marketplace and helps us bolster local sourcing for products sold across the UK.”