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Plans lodged for new multi-million pound Lurgan factory creating around 50 jobs

The proposed development by Radius Plastics Ltd follows the submission of a pre-application notice in January

Radius Plastics in Lurgan

Plans for a new multi-million pound factory in Lurgan – which could create in the region of 50 jobs – have been lodged with ABC Council.

The proposed development by Radius Plastics Ltd follows the submission of a pre-application notice in January.

Armagh I first revealed details of the major investment in the ABC borough at that time.

Radius Plastics has been a key employer in the area for over 50 years, having been founded in 1969.

The new factory, if approved, would result in facilities with an expansive floorspace stretching to close to 72,500 sq ft.

A new industrial and storage development is being proposed.

This would involve a part change of use of the existing factory from storage and distribution to manufacturing for “general industry”.

The works would also involve the construction of an extension to the existing factory, as well as a new detached storage and distribution warehouse.

The overall site would also be extended to provide external storage space and HGV parking, as well as all associated plant, parking and siteworks.

The factory facilities will include a large extrusion hall and a pulverising hall, as well as a research and development room.

Three offices are also incorporated into the proposals, as well as a filing room.

There is also a staff canteen and toilet facilities.

It is understood the proposals could create in the region of 50 jobs.

According to Radius Plastics own website, the company has, since 1969, “developed and manufactured innovative plastic pipeline solutions for the gas industry and these solutions are now commonly used in the water, wastewater, energy & power, district heating and telecoms sectors”.

It adds: “We work closely with our customers to develop tailored solutions to meet the demanding needs of today’s construction and utility industries, with safety and quality at the top of our priorities to deliver products for today and tomorrow’s pipeline challenges.”

The proposals will now be advertised shortly with a decision expected in due course.

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