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More Jobs For Stoke-On-Trent

Posted on Monday, November 23, 2020


More Jobs For Stoke-On-Trent

A door manufacturer is seeking permission to construct a major new base in Stoke-on-Trent.

Premdor Crosby Ltd, trading as Solidor, is behind an application for a 150,318 sq ft warehouse facility at G Park in Whittle Road.

GPL UK Ltd has submitted proposals to Stoke-on-Trent City Council for the site which used to be occupied by Johnson Matthey until the manufacturing base was knocked down in 2002.

The site is next to a major AO.com base which was constructed in 2018.

Solidor currently employs 210 direct staff at its current site with a further 70 indirect employees.

All members of staff would be transferred to the new facility while an additional 20 jobs would be created.

The company has been designing, engineering and manufacturing composite doors in the city since 2004 and currently operates four separate buildings at Smithpool Road, Fenton, and a further unit at Grove Road, Fenton.

If the go-ahead is granted by the council in the coming months, almost 200 vehicle parking spaces would be created.

A document submitted to the council on behalf of the applicant said: "The development responds to the existing physical character of the surrounding area through careful consideration of the characteristics of the site.

"The proposal also accords with relevant planning policy. It will also provide significant employment opportunities, principally for local residents.

"The scheme represents a high quality design, with a layout that responds to the existing site, and aims to improve greatly the existing area and create visual interest to the site and encourage potential future quality developments / occupiers to the area.

"The building will be designed to fully meet the requirements and access statements to comply with building regulations.

"Additional landscaping will be provided in order to integrate the development into surroundings.

"The proposal is considered to be appropriate for its land use allocation and the surrounding area.

"Overall, the proposal is sympathetic to the existing surrounding built and natural environment and represents a proposal that offers a high-quality development."