Mulberry applies to build new factory in Bridgwater

Bridgwater Mercury: Mulberry applies to build new factory in Bridgwater Mulberry applies to build new factory in Bridgwater

FASHION giant Mulberry has applied to build a new factory in Bridgwater – potentially bringing 300 jobs to the town.

The company, which recently announced a 38% increase in turnover, has already expanded its existing Chilcompton factory by almost a third.

The application to Sedgemoor District Council is for detailed permission as outline permission for employment use of the site, between Bristol Road and Kings Road, has been granted.

Representing a £7.5m investment, the project has backing from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund.

It would double the UK production of Mulberry which was launched as a fashion brand back in 1971 and has expanded internationally.

Council leader Duncan McGinty said: “We are delighted Mulberry has chosen to consider Bridgwater for this important development and welcome the opportunities it will bring for employment and training.

“We believe it illustrates the considerable attraction our district has as a first class location for businesses ranging from start-up local companies to those with international reputations.

“We are working closely with the company to help prepare its application to ensure it meets our requirements including an employment and skills agreement.”

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1:07pm Fri 22 Jun 12

swjoduk says...

Where is Kings Road, is it one of the new ones between Bristol Road and Bath Road?
Where is Kings Road, is it one of the new ones between Bristol Road and Bath Road? swjoduk
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1:33pm Fri 22 Jun 12

Hombre says...

I think it is by Morrisons new distribution centre
I think it is by Morrisons new distribution centre Hombre
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2:12pm Fri 22 Jun 12

sheldoncooper says...

I don't see why they can't start preparation work tomorrow - never mind waiting for planning permission....or does that only apply to EDF !
I don't see why they can't start preparation work tomorrow - never mind waiting for planning permission....or does that only apply to EDF ! sheldoncooper
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12:08pm Mon 25 Jun 12

??givemeabreak!! says...

Oh like you did for Morrisons, What is the figure for LOCAL employees there and have noticed that the road leading to it appears to be now a Motorhome Park. So even local landlords dip out
Oh like you did for Morrisons, What is the figure for LOCAL employees there and have noticed that the road leading to it appears to be now a Motorhome Park. So even local landlords dip out ??givemeabreak!!
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